On this Day in FFD History

February 11, 2016 Events  No comments

A reprint from The Cumberland Daily Times February 11, 1888 Page 7

The Frostburg Fire Department will hold a seven-days’ fair and festival at Ravenscroft’s Opera House, beginning Feb. 18 for the benefit of Mr. J. N. Myers, who was last summer so seriously hurt at the fire brick works.

The bill announcing this festival says:
“In consideration of the accident which befell our brother fireman, we, the Frostburg Fire Department, deem this duty we owe him to lend a helping hand to a member who was ever ready to go to the front like a hero and risk his life in behalf of his fellow-citizens. We, therefore, ask the citizens of Frostburg and vicinity to aid us in this effort by way of contribution and patronage.”

A reprint from The Cumberland Daily Times May 17, 1887 Page 4 (Details of the above injury. WARNING GRAPHIC.


Condition of the Victim of the Recent Unfortunate Disaster
Joseph Nimrod Myers, the young man who had his head mashed by the machinery at the Fire Brick Works, as noted in the TIMES of yesterday, still lingers in a very precarious condition. One side of his head was terribly bruised and lacerated and the skull was punctured just in front of the left ear, leaving the brain exposed.

The unfortunate young man has many friends here and great sympathy is felt for him. He is a member of the order of Red Men, and an active member of the Frostburg Fire company.

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