Jul. 19, 1867 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
Dec. 22, 1910 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
One of 13 Philadelphia firefighters who died in the horrendous Friedlander Leather Remnants factory fire on December 21st and 22nd, 1910. The walls of the factory collapsed on the firefighters. The fire remains the worst death toll in Philadelphia Fire Department history.
The Philadelphia Press; Sunday, December 25, 1910, Page 7:
"CARROLL – Suddenly, on December 22, 1910, John F., beloved husband of Kate Carroll. Relatives and friends, also B. P. O. E., No. 2.; Phila. Fire Department, Truck No. 7; 14th Ward Republican Club and all other societies of which he was a member, are invited to attend the funeral, on Monday, at 8.30 A. M., from his late residence, 1325 Brandywine St. Solemn Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, at 10 A. M. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery."
His parents were Patrick and Sarah Carroll, who were both born in Ireland.