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Peekskill Remembers Victims Of 1918 Fleischmann Fire

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. — Members of the Peekskill Fire Department and city officials gathered Wednesday at the memorial on John Walsh Boulevard to honor those who died in the Fleischmann Yeast factory fire in 1918.

Seven members of the Peekskill Volunteer Fire Department died in early morning fire, which destroyed a large grain warehouse that belonged to the Fleischmann Manufacturing Co. The men who died were:

• Surgeon Charles R.F. Greene

• Capt. Clarence J. Lockwood

• 1st Lt. James H. Selleck

• 2nd Lt. Louis A. Barmore

• Firefighter George A. Casseles

• Firefighter John E. Torpy

• Firefighter Walter Cole

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