|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1871|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 1910|
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:
"ENTWISTLE – Suddenly, on December 22, 1910, Thomas, beloved husband of Sarah F. Entwistle (nee Hogan), in his 40th year. Relatives and friends, also members of Engine Co. No. 21, and the Philadelphia Fire Department Relief Association, Pension Fund, Insurance Patrols, James A. Garfield Club, of the 16th Ward, also Bishop Neumann Council, No. 989, Knights of Columbus, Philadelphia Aerie, No. 42, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and all other societies of which he was a member, are invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday, at 8.30 A. M., from his late residence, 941 New Market St. High Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 10 A. M."
His parents were William W. Entwistle, born in England, and Susan McCullough, born in Ireland.
Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
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