Fireman John J. Gougerty

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Fireman John J. Gougerty, badge #224, served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Spanish-American War. He was appointed on 10/6/1900 and assigned to Engine 11. On 3/11/1903, he transferred to Chemical 1. His first day at Chemical 1 would prove to be his last. On that day, at Box 24 located at 74 Market Street, he was caught in a backdraft at a saloon and mattress manufacturer fire and was severely burned. The next day he died from his injuries. He was 28 years old at the time of his death.

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