Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

24/11/2008

Firefighter honored 113 years after his death

EVANSTON, Ill. – Exactly 113 years after he died fighting a blaze at a downtown business, Chicago Fire Dept. Lt. Patrick J. O’Donnell finally got a tombstone.

Family members researching their genealogy only recently learned the story of his sacrifice. And when they went to visit his grave in an Evanston cemetery, they found it unmarked.

On Saturday — the anniversary of O’Donnell’s death — family members dedicated a headstone to mark his grave at Calvary Cemetery. for more click here

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