Allentown, PA Fireman Killed at West End Hotel Fire, Feb 1909

Allentown Fireman Killed at Blaze.

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Feb. 9.---The brick stable at the West End Hotel owned by Fegley Brothers and conducted by A. J. Gisenbard, was destroyed by fire early this morning. The blaze resulted from crossed wires in the hay loft.

George F. Missimer, 55 years of age, one of the oldest firemen of the local department and secretary of the American Hose Company, was killed when the front gable end fell on him while he was helping to remove the contents.

Several other men were injured. The loss is $5000, partly insured. Arson is suspected.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 10 Feb 1909