New Haven, CT Hose Wagon Accident, Nov 1899


Funeral Was Held From St. Patrick's Church This Morning.

JEREMIAH F. REGAN, the fireman, who met a tragic death on Monday when he was thrown from the seat of a hose wagon, No. 8, was buried this morning after services at St. Patrick's church. There was a large attendance at the services which included members of the fire board, representatives of the various organizations to which the late fireman belonged, members of the fire department and from the state organization of the firemen. From the State Firemen's Association there were present at the services, President George Pitt of Middletown, Secretary John B. Jones of Westport, and Edward Davis, of Hartford, member of the executive board of the state association. From the late residence of the deceased, 877 State street, the body was escorted to St. Patrick's church by a detail of 20 firemen under Captain Charles H. O'Neill. A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated by the Rev. Father O'Connell spoke of the sudden death of the fireman while in the performance of his duty and of his faithfulness as a member of the department.

During the mass James S. Gettings, a fireman attached to Company No.4, sang a solo. There were a number of floral pieces, one from the Firemen's Benevolent Association, being a pillow, and cross with initials of the association upon it. The firemen of Company No. 8 sent a pillow with "Companion, Company No.8," upon it. Besides these there were other floral tributes sent by other organizations.

The flower bearers were: Henry J. Donnelly of the detective bureau; Francis McCabe, William Moakley, James J. Guncheon, Andrew Flannagen and Mr. Regan. The Pallbearers, all firemen, were Lieut. Lindsey, Lieut. Barrows, Philip Reilly, William Lutz, James Redmond, William Foote, and Irving Hamilton. The interment was in St. Lawrence cemetery.

Today the following resolutions were adopted by the Firemen's Benevolent association:

Whereas, Jeremiah Regan was a faithful and conscientious fireman in all the duties assigned to him; whatever he done he prided himself in doing well.

Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of [ineligible] late associate, and that these resolutions be spread upon the records of our association.

New Haven Evening Register, New Haven, CT 22 Nov 1899