Peter Meath

January 6, 1880

Pipeman assigned to the steamer William Kehoe No. 2, died while fighting a fire at 383-389 Main Street at 9:30 p.m.  The fire involved a two-story building that housed the Louis Lange corset factory and the M. Henochsberg Company, a dealer in picture frames and looking glasses. Meath was one of three firefighters injured when a wall collapsed during the fire. He had been with the department for two years. Peter Meath was 24 years old and unmarried.