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George W. Matchinskey
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1869
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: 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. 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; Sunday, December 25, 1910, Page 7:

"MATCHINSKEY On December 22, 1910, George W., husband of Mary E. Matchinskey, in his 42d year. Relatives and friends, also Insurance Patrol, No. 1; Truck Company No. 7, Firemen's Relief Association and the Hogan Pleasure Club, are invited to attend the funeral services, on Monday afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock, at his late residence, No. 2436 Stewart St. Interment private."

His parents were Joseph Matchinskey and M. Landes, both born in Germany. 
 
Burial:
American Mechanics Cemetery (Defunct)
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92161292
 

 
 
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