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 John W. Magrann

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John W. Magrann

  • Birth 1893
  • Death 28 Oct 1954 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 92706698

The Sunday Bulletin – Philadelphia; October 31, 1954, Section 1 Page 3:

"Rites Planned For 9 Firemen

Colleagues to Join in Tribute to Heroes

Last honors will be accorded by fellow members of the Fire Department to the nine victims of last Thursday's chemical tank explosion at the Charles W. Berg Laboratories, 1829-29 N. 5th st. Arrangements were made yesterday by a committee which includes Deputy Fire Commissioner George E. Hink, Deputy Police Commissioner Albert E. DuBois and Joseph M. Clarke, assistant to the chief of the Fire Department. All members belonging to the companies of each of the victims will attend, along with ranking officers of the police and fire departments.

Hundreds Volunteer
Hundreds of men from companies who did not lose personnel in the blast have volunteered to work in place of the deceased men's comrades who would normally be scheduled for duty at the time of the funerals, said Clarke. The fire and police details will form in double file near the church or place of the service. They will then open ranks and the body. Escorted by color guard and bugler, will pass between the files of their comrades at salute. Each of the city's firehouses will remain draped in black and have its flag at half-staff for 30 days.

Rites Listed

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Battalion Chief John W. Magrann, 10 A.M. Tuesday. Requiem Mass at Corpus Christi Church, 28th st. and Allegheny av. Burial will be Holy Sepulchre Cemetery."

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The Evening Bulletin – Philadelphia, PA; Saturday, October 30, 1954, Page 8:

"MAGRANN – Suddenly, Oct. 28, JOHN W., of 3248 N. Marston st., husband of Viola Magrann. Relatives and friends, and members of The Phila. Fire Dept., invited to Bryers Funeral Home, 2743 W. Allegheny av., Mon. eve. and to funeral, Tues., 8.30 A. M. Solemn Requiem Mass, Corpus Christi Church, 10 A. M. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cem."


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  • Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
  • Added: 27 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92706698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John W. Magrann (1893–28 Oct 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92706698, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Di Giacomo (contributor 16208410) .