O'Toole, Patrick

Time of service: Unknown - Unknown

LODD: Oct. 14, 1899

Final rank: HFD Electrician

Associated companies: Halifax Fire Department , Union Engine Company

18?? - 1899


At the end of 1899, Patrick O’Toole, the Fire Department’s electrician, died while on duty and his brother John asked for an investigation, which was carried by the Board of Fire Commissioners. The City Council minutes state that: “Your Board having taken into consideration all the circumstances surrounding the death of Patrick O'Toole, and in view of the fact that he lost his life while in the performance of work in connection with the Fire Alarm System. would recommend that the sum of ($1.000) one thousand dollars be granted by the City to the widow of the late Patrick O'Toole, and that His Honour the Recorder be instructed to prepare an Act to that purpose to be submitted to the Legislature at its next session.”

Funeral Arrangements by Snow & Co paid for by Fire Department (Annual Report)

Taken from Halifax Annual Report, Fire Dept. Report (Annual Report)

"I regret having to record the death of a faithful servant Patrick O'Toole, Enginneer of No. 2 steamer"

Buried in Olivet Cemetary, Section: 1, Plot: I, Grave: 60

Have more information?