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Marshall Roland Faries
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1890
Death: Sep. 26, 1910
Harrison County
Texas, USA



Marshall Roland Faries Responding to Fire Alarm When Fatal Fall Brings Death

Marshall Roland Faries

Accident: September 25, 1910 at 11:00 p.m.

Death: September 26, 1910 at approx. 5:00 a.m.

Answering a fire alarm about 11:00 o'clock Saturday night, Marshall Roland Faries, a Dallas Fireman, fell in front of the hook and ladder truck upon which he served and was so badly injured that he died about six hours later. The accident occurred when the Bryan street truck was at McKinney and Haskell. A skidding of the forward wheels threw the young man to the pavement. The apparatus passed over him crushing the chest and forcing the fractured ribs through both lungs.

The injured man was rushed to St. Paul's Sanitarium and medical and surgical attention given by Dr. W. W. Hamuell and Dr. J. M. Jones. The relieved his suffering, but he passed quietly away about daylight. Fire Chief H. Frank Magee was with him continuously from the time of the accident until death came.

This young fireman was 20 years months and 18 days of age. The time of service had been short, but the Chief and the associates of the man spoke in praise of the character of the man and of the work that he did. The body was removed yesterday morning to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Olive Johnson at 270 Masten street.

At 8:00 o'clock this morning, a squad of brother firemen will escort the body to the Union Depot to be shipped by Undertaker Loudermilk to Marshall, where the funeral will be held. M. L. Faries, a brother, will accompany the remains. Mr. Faries is survived by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. J. M. Faries, two brothers, John and M. L. Faries, three sisters, Mrs. Mattie McNeeley, Mrs. Nannie Solomo, and Miss Mary Faries, and a half-brother, Will Faries. In respect to the memory of Fireman Faries, the engine house where he was on duty was Sunday draped in mourning.


Remains of Man Killed on Duty Taken to Marshall, Texas for Interment There.

The remains of Marshall Roland Faries, the fireman was run over and fatally injured by the hook and ladder truck on which he was serving Saturday night, were escorted to the Texas and Pacific station under a guard of honor from the fire department yesterday morning, while the bell at the central station tolled his passing.

Mayor Hay, City Commissioner C. B. Gillespie and Fire Chief Magee headed the funeral procession. The escort was composed of J. A. Langley, C. E. Langley, E. M. Naylor, William Stampley, J. W. Ballard, H. E. Hale, and W. McEvoy. The pallbearers were A. S. Hughes, captain of the Oak Lawn station, R. N. Reed, W. C. Murdock, E. McWilliams, Adam Kramer, and J. W. Thompson.

Two firemen, Capt. Hughes and R. N. Reed, were detailed to accompany the body to Marshall. Their transportation and that of Mrs. Olive Johnson, cousin of deceased, was plaid by the fire department.

The body was conveyed from Undertaker Loudermilk's chapel to the home of Mrs. Olive Johnson, 270 Masten street, early in the morning, where the firemen took charge of it, first covering the casket with flowers. The funeral was held at Marshall, the place of burial, yesterday afternoon.

Funeral to Be Held at Marshall.


Marshall, Texas, September 26. -- The remains of young Marshall Faries, the Dallas fireman who was so badly injured while answering an alarm Saturday night that he died six hours, arrived here today on the Cannon Bell train accompanied from Dallas by Capt. A. S. Hughes and Fireman R. N. Reed of hook and ladder company No. 4, of which deceased was an extra driver.

The remains were conveyed to an undertaker establishment, from where the funeral will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Services will be held in the Methodist Church, North Marshall, conducted by Rev. L. B. Manley, with interment Greenwood Cemetery.

Marshall Faries was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Faries, who reside about five miles north of this city on the Jefferson road. He was a member of Maple Camp No. 18, Woodmen of the World.
Family links: 
  John Mack Faries (1849 - 1931)
  Martha Ermalene Johnson Faries (1849 - 1929)
  Mattie Hortense Faries McKneely (1872 - 1962)*
  William Green Faries (1874 - 1971)*
  Mary Lee Faries Forrest (1881 - 1941)*
  Martin Luther Faries (1887 - 1939)*
  Marshall Roland Faries (1890 - 1910)
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Harrison County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Dec 14, 2006
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Marshall Roland Faries
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In honor and memory of your sacrifice for your fellow man 100 years ago. You are not forgotten.
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