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Thomas Murray - January 27, 1855 (#5)
Columbian Engine Co. No. 11 - 412 Bush Street



1855 January 28

Yesterday morning, at the fire on First street, Thomas Murray, one of the members of Columbian Engine Co. No. 11, whilst standing near the flour mills, was knocked by the iron smoke stack of the mill falling on his head. At 10 o’clock last evening, he died. Deceased was much respected by his acquaintances as an honest, sober, and industrious man.

Source: Daily Alta California, Volume 6, Number 27, 28 January 1855


1855 January 28

---You are requested to assemble at the engine house of Columbian Engine No. 11. At one o’clock on this (Sunday) afternoon, in citizen’s dress, to pay the last tribute of respect to our late brother fireman Thomas Murray, who received injuries that caused his death, while in discharge of his duties as a fireman, at the fire on First street. 

Charles P Duane, Chief Engineer

Source: Daily Alta California, Volume 6, Number 27, 28 January 1855


1855 January 29

— The funeral of Thomas Murray, the fireman killed at the fire on First street, took place yesterday afternoon, and was one of the largest ever witnessed in this city. The procession passed by the ruins of the late fire, and at this point the persons attending were counted, and found to be 1062 on foot, and 17 horseback, besides 20 carriages. Murray was an active fireman, and was very much respected. His remains have been deposited in the Yerba Buena Cemetry.

Source: Daily Alta California, Volume 6, Number 28, 29 January 1855 — BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH. [ARTICLE]


1858 March 25 In part

Also, an Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of the city and county of San Francisco to provide for the claim of Columbia Engine Company No. 11, to erect a monument in memory of Thomas Murray. Referred to the San Francisco delegation.  Passed

Source: Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 15, Number 2182, 25 March 1858 — CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE. [ARTICLE]

California Engine Company Notice

Murray Monument
Thomas Murray Monument

Extracted from original sources with grammar and spelling as published.

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