Charles B. Davis

April 22, 1883

Captain assigned to the steamer Danbury No. 1, died while fighting a fire at P. J. Kelly's Saloon on the east side of Main Street just north of Adams at 3:30 a.m.. Davis, one of two firefighters injured when a wall collapsed, was hurled against the side of Scheibler's Hide Store next door. He had served a number of years on the department, including time as First Engineer on the steamer Liberty Fire Company No. 3 during the volunteer days. Captain Charles B. Davis was 44 years old and would have been married on the following Thursday.