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Catalog Number 1955.166.046
Object Name Resolution
Scope & Content Resolution, printed on a large piece of cardstock, from the Fire Commission of the City of Detroit memorializing Mark Henry Gascoigne following his death. The resolution is signed by James E. Tryon, Peter Henkel, Benjamin Vernor, Rufus W. Gillett, and Jerome Croul. The resolution reads:

At a meeting of the Fire Commission of the City of Detroit held January 19, 1885, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted

Whereas God in his infinite wisdom has removed from the walks of life Mark H. Gascoigne, Superintendent of the Telegraph of the Detroit Fire Department. A man who was ever faithful and ever true in the performance of the duties of his position. In recognition of this closing of a long career as an Officer of the Department of the Fire Commission of the City of Detroit does hereby


That in the death of Mark H. Gascoigne the Fire Department has lost a most efficient officer: the city an hones and good citizen and devoted servant and the world a noble chivalrous man who lived for the good of his fellows.


That while the ties which bound him to the Commissioners Officers and men of the Department by hooks of steel have been severed by the hand of Death, his bright record of good works will live forever, pictures which shall adorn the walls of memory until times shall be no more.


That his fidelity and staunch loyalty to duty justly entitles his name to a place on the roll of honor as one who has wrought unceasingly to uphold the standard of this Department.


That this preamble and resolutions be spread upon the record of the Commission, and a copy there of be placed in the Central Office of the Fire Alarm Telegraph; and a copy transmitted to the family of the deceased.

James E. Tryon, Secretary

Peter Henkel
B. Vernor
R. W. Gillett
Jerome Croul
Date 1885
People Gascoigne, Mark Henry
Extent of Description 17.75" x 22"
Collection Fire Department
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department