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Incident Name:  Fed Fatalities of 1929
Date: 1929
Personnel: Forest Service wildland firefighter line of duty deaths in 1929 prior to 7/30/1929
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Agency/Organization:  Forest Service
Position: firefighters

Summary:

Lives lost in 1929

J. F. Marten, firefighter on the Chelan Forest, WA
W.P Makeiff, firefighter Colville Forest, WA
Fred Gibson, cooperator, Mt Hood Forest, OR
Franz Frank, laborer, Ranier Forest, WA, 35, Death Certificate 8/7/1929
Joe Aiken, laborer, Pend Oreille Forest, ID, 29, Death Certificate 8/31/1929
Archie White, firefighter, Selway Forest, ID, 52, Death Certificate 9/1/1929
Lester Rudd, firefighter, Flathead Forest, MT, Sullivan Creek Forest Fire; heart attack
Tom Gorman, firefighter, Bitterroot Forest, MT, 43, Death Certificate 8/29/29
Norman K Deem, Forest Guard, Santa Barbara Forest, CA
Richard Gell, firefighter, Trinity Forest, CA
Robert Keys and Richard Cornett, Unaka Forest, VA-TN

Lives also thought to be lost:

San Swanson, trail crew cook, Nez-Perce Forest ID
Paul Croxton, firefighter, Flathead Forest, MT; likely died on the Sullivan Creek Fire, Flathead NF in the Spotted Bear area

 

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Heavy loss of life in 1929 fires Heavy loss of life in 1929 fires
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Contributors to this article: John Miller

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