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 George Albert Rogerson

George Albert Rogerson

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Death 3 Feb 1923 (aged 55)
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 46920603 · View Source
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"Line Of Duty Death, Firefighter"

George served as a Firefighter with Engine Company No. 6, City of Wilmington Fire Department.

On January 31, 1923 at approximately 03:34 hours the Wilmington Bureau of Fire responded to an alarm of fire at Churchhill Road and Kennett Pike on the property of William duPont.

The Fire Department was in service for five hours and forty-nine minutes.

Although not feeling well, Firefighter Rogerson continued on duty working with his company.

At 03:45 hours he had to be taken home where he died on February 3, 1923 from pneumonia.

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(Wilmington Morning News, Wilmington, DE, 5 Feb 1923 (Monday), Page 10)

VETERAN FIREMAN DIES OF PNEUMONIA
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Following an attack of pneumonia Fireman George A Rogerson, 55 years old, of 1925 Lancaster avenue, a member of Engine Company No. 6, died shortly after 6 o'clock Saturday evening.

The funeral will take place from his late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. W. Ewing, pastor of Union M. E. Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

The body will be borne from his late home on a piece of fire apparatus, and members of Engine Company No. 6 will attend in a body, accompanied by their own band and four members of the Firemen's Relief Association. Four members of Engine Company No. 6 and a member of the Firemen's Relief Association and the Loyal Order of Moose will act as pallbearers.

He leaves two sons, Patrolman George L. Rogerson and Walter Rogerson. Mr. Rogerson's death is attributed to his refusal to give up although a sick man, and responding to the alarm of fire from Greenhill Church lane, on the Kennett Pike, January 31, when the homes of Alexander Taite and Robert Jones were burned. He caught a heavy cold that quickly developed into pneumonia and resulted in his death. Mr. Rogerson, a short time ago, struck his knee against a chair at the engine house, and was incapacitated for duty from January 21 to January 29, when he reported for duty. Shortly after his return from the fire his condition became such that he was relieved from duty and taken home. He had been a member of the old Waccacoe Fire Company for 28 years prior to the organization of the Bureau of Fires and then was appointed a paid fireman. He was a member of the Order of Moose and also of the Firemen's Relief Association. He seemed to realize that his end was near and when taken from the engine house said to the members: "Boys, I have made my last run with No. 6."

( Article submitted by: Tedd Cocker )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Tedd Cocker
  • Added: 20 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46920603
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Albert Rogerson (26 Jan 1868–3 Feb 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46920603, citing Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .