John Benjamin "Red" Adams  

February 25, 1899  -  March 7, 1948 at age 49  


Born :  in Wheelock, Texas                     
Entered Fire Department :
January 22, 1941
Duty :
Fire Fighter  at Station #18  
Buried :
Forest Park Cemetery, Lawndale, Section 24, Plot 345, Space 7 

"Red's" Bio Listing

"Red" Adams was a fire fighter assigned to Station 18; the night he died he was driving Engine 18. Station 18 was dispatched to a house fire at 2840 Lidstone. The incident turned out to be a small fire in a closet. "Red" was last seen standing beside Engine 18 operating the pumps when, moments later, one of the fire fighters in the house looked out and noticed "Red" lying on the ground. Red had a massive heart attack. The Harris County Emergency Corps arrived, and attempts to revive him failed. He was pronounced dead by a physician who lived in the neighborhood.

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