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Captain F.E. Wilcox 1/2/1927
Updated On: Apr 14, 2013

Captain Florence “Frank” Elwood “F.E.” Wilcox of Truck Co. 2 died on January 2, 1927.  He had responded to a two alarm fire at Saint Lucie’s School 115 N. Chestnut Ave. on October 27, 1926. Captain Wilcox and another firefighter were operating on the roof carrying a hose line into place when they were injured after coming into contact with a jagged piece of tin.  He was taken to the State Hospital were he recieved treatment and eventually returned to the scene.  He would suffer complications from a disease related to his injury.  

(Courtesy of the Mark Boock Collection)

  


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