CFDHISTORY ---›Line of Duty Deaths ---› 29Henry Smith

Henry Smith

Killed in the Line of Duty May 14, 1891

Fire Company Engine 4 Volunteer
Cause of Death Fall
At Fire Box Number Box 98
Incident Type Fire
Incident Location Morlein Fire

Died as result of a fall from the roof of the Christian Morlein Brewery, 672-674 Elm Street. After the fire in the brewery had been extinguished, Smith stepped to the edge of the roof of the burned building, and was leaning over when the cornice gave way and dropped him to the pavement 75 feet below. Smith was 20 and lived with his parents at 33 Baltimore St.