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Frank J. Bockius
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1880
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1957
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Son of Joseph (John) F and Julia (Foerster) Bockius.

Husband of Flora Westphal Bockius

Father of William Bockius.

Firefighter for St. Louis Fire Department. In 1914, Bockius was a pipeman for Engine Company No. 11 at 2400 Bismark St.

St. Louis Fire Department from 1900 to 1940:
In 1907 the fire chief received the first piece of motorized equipment, and in 1910 the first motorized pump was received. On March 9, 1914, Saint Louis suffered its worse loss of life when the Missouri Athletic Club at 4th and Washington caught fire and 30 men staying in the building perished in the blaze.

Beginning on July 16, 1926, the St. Louis Fire Department training school was organized under the leadership of battalion chief George R. Ward. In 1933, five engine companies were taken out of service, and on August 6, 1942, General Order Number 30 was issued with the subject of the reorganization of the St. Louis Fire Department. The department was divided into 9 districts with a battalion chief in charge of each district, 43 engine companies, 23 hook and ladder companies, 12 hose wagons, and a rescue squad. The first five-alarm blaze occurred on December 11, 1942 at the Dye Candy Company located at 310 S 21st St.

1957: 3614 Neosho 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph F. Bockius (1855 - 1881)
  Julia Foerster Dossinger (1856 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Flora Westphal Bockius (1880 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  William Bockius (1906 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Bockius (1876 - 1893)*
  Elizabeth A. Bockius Owens (1877 - 1931)*
  Frank J. Bockius (1880 - 1957)
  William P. Dossinger (1885 - 1945)**
  Michael Dossinger (1890 - 1909)**
  Jacob G. Dossinger (1892 - 1975)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery (old)
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Sec. 033 Lot 0025N
GPS (lat/lon): 38.56545, -90.28557
 
Created by: Katie
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
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Frank J. Bockius
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