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FIRE MARSHAL SEYFERLICH
DIES AT HIS HOME
Fire Marshal Charles P. Seyferlich,
heaa" of the Chicago fire department
since" 1.910, died last night in his home
at 439 Wrightwood avenue. Death
was caused by pneumonia and
chronic kidney trouble
His family was at his bedside when
the aged chief expired. He had been
ill since contracting a cold while
directing his men fight a fire at 420
N. Clark street ten days ago.
Seyferlich has been termed by
some the greatest fire chief Chicago
ever had. He had been on the depart
ment 37 years.
Seyferlich was born on the North
Side, Sept. 29, 1850. He entered
the department August, 1877. He was
appointed lieutenant June, 1881, and
resigned the following year. He was
reappointed on April 1, 1883, reap
pointed lieutenant Aug. 4, 1883, made
Captain May, 1887, and made chief
of the Fifth battalion seven years lat
er.' On Oct. 22, 1904, he became third
assistant marshal. May 18, 1905, he
was made second assistant and first
assistant July 1, 1906.
On Dec. 22, 1910, came the tragic
death of Fire Chief James Horan and
twenty-four of his men in the stock
yards fire. When Moran disappeared
in theflames at that fire Seyferlich
took up the work of directing the men
and shortly after the City Council
made him Horan's successor.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Anna J., and six children, Estelle, Ed
gar P., Herbert C, Ellen D., Frank W.
and Walter Seyferlich.
WOMEN HELP VOLIVA
Zion City, April 9. Votes tf wo
men Dowieites enabled Overseer Wil
bur Glenn Voliva to wrest political
control of Zidn City and Benton
township from the tobacco-smoking
"heathen" for the first time in four
years. The total .feminine vote cast
was 1,395, 981 votes more than were
cast by the men.