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Thomas M. Pass
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1857
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; Sunday, December 25, 1910, Page 7:

"PASS Suddenly, on December 22, 1910, Thomas M., husband of Mary Pass (nee Rotan) and son of Hannah and the late John Pass. Relatives and friends, also members Engine Company No. 29; Chemical Engine Company No. 2, Philadelphia Fire and Relief Association, Insurance Patrol, Eighteenth Ward Union Republican Club and A. C. Harmer Club, of the Eighteenth Ward, are invited to attend the funeral, on Sunday, at 2 P. M., from his late residence, 1335 East Palmer Street. To proceed to Palmer Vault."

His parents were John Pass and Hannah Rhile, both born in Philadelphia, PA.

Cause of death: "General injuries and general burns accidentally received due to collapse of wall at fire, 1132 Bodine Street, while in performance of his duty. Said fire originating by an overheated stove in the drying room." 
Kensington Burial Ground
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92161601
Thomas M. Pass
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