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James Thomas Glass
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1890
Travis County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1917
Travis County
Texas, USA

s/o Joe Glass & Susan Mussett
James was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the Department's highest honor, in 2010.

Fire Engine Company #50 was renumbered Fire Engine Company #13 in James' honor in 2010.
James Thomas Glass
Austin, Texas Firefighter - Engine 6

Firefighter Glass was injured after being caught under a falling wall and staircase at the Kriesle building fire on Congress Avenue at 4th Street on July 23, 1916. Firefighter Glass died as a result of his injuries on August 17, 1917.

Firefighter Glass wore badge number 13, which is forever retired as a fire department number in his honor. Because of this action, there is no Fire Station 13 still to this day. The Kriesle building was saved and still stands today.

Firefighter Glass was the first Line of Duty Death in the newly created fully paid Austin Fire Department, which was created on June 16, 1916.

Family links: 
  Joseph Glass (1865 - 1895)
  Susan Mussett Boutall (1869 - 1939)
  Augusta G. Glass (1888 - 1907)*
  James Thomas Glass (1890 - 1917)
*Calculated relationship
Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Row B11A, Plot 04
Created by: Geno-seeker
Record added: Oct 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43224764
James Thomas Glass
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James Thomas Glass
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James Thomas Glass
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Not the James Thomas Glass I was seeking, but may this Heroic Man Rest in Peace.
- Ruth L Glass
 Added: Feb. 25, 2017
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
With love on your Angel Day,
- Arleta💕
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
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