George A. Layhe

George A. Layhe

Birth
Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 15 Jan 1919 (aged 37–38)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Path C, So St Anthony Ave, Lot 27 East.
Memorial ID 44987042 · View Source
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Boston Fire Historical Society~

Jan 15, 1919 3rd Engineer George Layhe, 37 Engine 31 (Fireboat)

The Molasses Tank explosion, he died from injuries when the quarters were destroyed. He was pinned and crushed by furniture and the large pool table. Several other firefighters were injured, 19 other people were killed and 40 injured. 2 alarms from Box 1234 (Commercial opposite Foster Street) sounded at 1240 hours and the 2nd alarm at 1245 hours and 1 alarm Box 1211, (Washington Street North & Endicott Streets) sounded at 1253 hours, Engineer Layhe had 8 years of service. Engine Co. 31 had to move to temporary quarters, foot of Lewis Street with Engine Co. 47 in East Boston.


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  • Created by: Big Ern
  • Added: 30 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44987042
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George A. Layhe (1881–15 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44987042, citing Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Big Ern (contributor 46620889) .