Opera House Fire 9/6/1896 in Benton Harb
Surnames Watson, Hill, Rofe, Siever, Gange
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St Jospeh County
I have an In Memoriam card for five members of the St Joseph, MI Fire Department killed on 9/6/1896. A scanned image is posted to http://members.home.net/cmmcken/genealogy/wilson/wilson_pages.htmhttp://members.home.net/cmmcken/genealogy/wilson/wilson_pages.htm.
I'm not sure why my wife's great-grandmother saved this in her family bible.
Members of the
St. Joseph Fire Department
killed in the performance of duty at the burning of Yore's Opera House in Benton Harbor
Sunday Morning, September 6th, 1896
Arthur C. Hill
Funeral at First Methodist Episcopal Church Monday, Sept 7th at 1:30 PM. Under auspices of New Orient Lodge No. 121, K. of P.
Robert L. Rofe
Funeral at Congregational Church Monday, September 7th at 3:30 PM. Under auspices of Episcopal Church.
Funeral at St. Peter's German Evangelical Church Tuesday, Sept 8 at 10:00 AM. Under auspices of St. Joseph Fire Department.
Edward H. Gange
Funeral at his late residence Tuesday, Sept 8th at 1:00 PM. Under auspices of Burnett Lodge, No. 119, I.O.O.F.
Silas F. Watson
Funeral at his late residence Tuesday, Sept 8th at 1:00 PM. Under auspices of Pomona Lodge, No. 281 F. and A. M.
All business places are requested to close during the Funeral Hours.