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Harry Bertolet
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1874
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1910
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. A ceremony was held at the location of the site at 3rd Street and Girard Avenue in December 2010 commemorating 100 years since the disaster. The area is the site of an apartment complex and stores.

The Philadelphia Press; Saturday, December 24, 1910, Page 11:

"BERTOLET Suddenly, on December 22, 1910, Harry, husband of the late Catharine Bertolet (nee Mealy), in his 36th year. Relatives and friends, also Engine Co. No. 29, Philadelphia Fire Department Relief Association, Pension Fund, Insurance Patrols, James A. Garfield Club, of the 16th Ward, are invited to attend the funeral, on Monday, at 1 P. M., from his late residence, 1002 North Randolph St. Interment private at Northwood Cemetery."

His parents were born in Philadelphia, PA. 
Northwood Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92157966
Harry Bertolet
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