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Friday, August 28, 2009

Reorganization of the Minneford Engine Company on City Island in February, 1891

I continue my efforts to document some of the earliest efforts to develop organized fire fighting units in the Town of Pelham.  I recently ran across one of the earliest references yet involving the "re-organization" of the Minneford Engine Company on City Island in the Town of Pelham in 1891.  The brief reference is quoted immediately below, followed by a citation to its source.

"--The Minneford Engine Co. last Friday evening [apparently Feb. 20, 1891] re-organized as an independent company, with the following officers:  Jerome Bell, President; C. W. Bell, Secretary; Geo. W. Guest, Foreman; Thomas Keller, 1st Assistant; Anderson Wilson, 2nd Assistant; Jacob Smith, Engineer; Daniel Piepgras, 1st Assistant.--Mt. Vernon Record."

Source:  The Minneford Engine Co., New Rochelle Pioneer, Feb. 28, 1891, p. 3, col. 2.

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