Retired Elyria Fireman Dies (2 November 1891 – 23 January 1948)

Retired Elyria Fireman Dies

Henry A. Keating, 56, a retired Elyria city fireman, died suddenly in Florida at 3 p. m. yesterday, according to word received by friends here today. His death was reported due to a heart attack.

Mr. and Mrs. Keating had been staying at Bradenton in Florida, but a telegram received by Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Smith, 183 Beebe Court, indicated that he died in Tampa.

Mr. Keating was born November 2, 1891, and was a veteran of World War I, serving from June 19, 1916 to April 17, 1919. He served overseas with the famous 37th Division in that war.

He was appointed to the Elyria city fire department on January 1, 1920, after returning to civilian life, and was with the fire department for nearly 23 years before retiring on November 2, 1942.

Mr. Keating is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma Keating, and a son, Donald, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keating came to Elyria to make the trip to Florida with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Keating about two months ago, but friends believed that the son and his wife returned later to Oklahoma City.

The Keatings made the trip from Elyria to Florida with a housetrailer and had been living in the trailer while in the South, it was reported.

The body is being sent to the Sudro-Curtis Funeral Home here. Funeral arrangements were incomplete today.

Retired Elyria Fireman Dies, The Chronicle Telegraph, Elyria, Ohio, 24 January 1948, p. 1

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