Probably not related, but... Michael Cann 4 dies in a fire in 1950. Father was John P. Cann.
Michael Cann, 4, Suffocates Early Sunday Morning As Fire Sweeps Highland Park Home; Fireman Hurt, Another Overcome A four-year-old boy lost his life early Sunday morning in a fire which swept the home of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Cann, 238 Highland Park. One fireman was injured when he fell through a floor, and another was overcome by smoke. Michael Ziegler Cann, who was asleep in his crib in his second floor bedroom in the two-story brick house in the new housing development south of the Warner hospital. was suffocated and died before his body was removed and rushed to the hospital. ' Fire Chief James A. Aumen fell through a floor weakened j by flames. Trapped with his body half-way through the floor, j he was rescued by'other firemen and taken to the hospital, ( where he was treated for cuts and bruises. X-rays showed no j broken bones. - , Mother Hysterical i . Assistant Fire Chief Donald Jacobs, who with Melvin Mil-; lard. Marsh Creek Heights, removed the body of the dead j youngster, was overcome by smoke and treated at the hos- Mrs. Jean Ziegler Cann, mother of .the dead child, was ! burned slightly. She was also in an hysterical condition and was later confined to bed at the nearby home of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Smith, where the Cann family are staying temporarily following the fire. - i Mi-s. Cann said she was awakened shortly before 2 a. m. i. bv the crackling of flames in the downstairs part of the house. She said she rushed to the child's bedroom but was unable v.o find the youngster in his crib and was driven out of the house by smoke and flames. Screamed For Help . " . ,, She said she first believed that the child might have been | awakened by the fire and made his .way out of the house as Â· she did, and became hysterical when she did not find the child outside. ; Unable to get back into the house, she screamed for help 5 and her calls aroused two nearby neighbors, LeRoy Smith! and Robert Troxell. Troxell attempted to enter the house, but I was driven back by smoke and flames. i The Cann. youngster vras found on and contents was estimated at S15.- ' Only .J50 asked Photo by T,ane Studio ! MICHAEL CANN 000. partly covered by insurance. The first Soor suffered the greatest damage. Firemen used two inch-and-a-- balf lines ' of water and a booster line before extinguishing the fire. Fire apparatus remained at the scene until after 4 o'clock Sunday DR, G, A, GREISS, SEMINARY BD, PRESIDENT, DIES households out of The name, household, ! state I ship Two all These and "The will according names For be residence of attending years worked veteran duration ! [ Three j only ' old One nor before report m 30 Dr. George Albert Greiss, alumnus of the Gettysburg tiieraii Theological seminary here 13, T.li- as asked more years in how morning, and the service truck was ; and the president of its board of tlie floor near a window on the east side of the house. Burton carried the youngster to the window and handed him to Jacobs, who carried him down the ladder. Flames Drive Jacobs Out Smith stood on a large garbage can in an effort to reach"the"window of the child's bedroom. He broke the _ glass but was also forced back b y : k ep t there until daylight. It was directors for the last 15 years, col- I the smoke. j after daylight before all the water lapsed and died'iri a doctor's office | Assistant Chief Jacobs was at his \ was shut off, and several firemen m Allentown on Monday. He had j home on Steinwehr avenue when - remained until 9 a. m. Fire Marshal I been pastor of St. Paul's he was notified of the fire by tele- Â· Eugene S. Sickles stayed on the job church in that city for 50 phone. He ran to the scene, arriving until noon, to keep the curious from , Doctor Greiss had been a shortly before the first fire truck.. entering the house. j of t he seminary board of directors j He attempted to reach the child's | Dr. C. C. Crist. Adams county for 35 years and had been iijc VJt=ljl .,^ bedroom from the front of the house i coroner, deferred decision on 'he , in the work of the East new rac jj o by crawling on hands and knees to j holding of an inquest into the Cann t vania Synod and the The the top of the btairs, and was almost; youngster's death pending the re- to the room, when a window was 'suits of the fire marshal's investiga- ' broken, setting up a draft and driv- f ti O n. ing the flames toward him. He was -jhe father of the child, a Trans: forced out of the house. j World Airlines navigator, whose , Uses Smoke Mask j Sights from New York took him to , When firemen arrived a few min- Â· all parts of the world, had just re( utes after the discovery'of the fire, turned from San Francisco Satur- ^ a ladder was placed against the side day. On Saturday night, he and a ( of the house. Assistant Chief Jacobs seven - year - old daughter, Carole , and Melvin E. Burton, a navy vet- Loucinda, went to Chambersburg to , ei-an, climbed the ladder to a rear j visit Mr. Cann's mother and step- ] window of the child's room. ! father. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brand. ] sylvania Synod of the United Lu- theran church. For four'years. hej c o r was president of the Board of For- ! radio Gettysburg _ Ross wentz. seminary s by officers reach of his volunteer assistant and overnight, but had remained home ( prcSK j ent pre ached the funeral ser- , No forth' In spite of the smoke Jacobs was ' Mrs. Cann and Michael were also 1 daug h ter and a brother. able to pull the child's crib within scheduled to go to Chambersburg Dr eign Missions of the United Lutheran church for four years. j A telegram The deceasea was a native of t Alburtis, Pa." He graduated from j Muhlenberg. college in 1896 and from i S aid: the seminary here three years later, His first pastorate was at New mission Bloomfield. He went to AUentown in 1900. He is survived by his widow, a the two searched through the bed because the boy was suffering with clothine; in a -vain endeavor to find ! a cold. the child. I Â· Funeral Wednesday The heavy smoke prevented them Surviving besides the parents and from seeing into most of the m-'sister are the maternal grand- terior of the room, Burton, with the aid of a gas mask, climbed into the room, while Jacobs played the beam of a hand light on the interior and held a rope 'attached to Burton, mother, Mrs. Ernest Ziesler, Gettysburg, rÂ«nd the paternal grandparents. Funeral services Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Bender fu- , 17 SENIORS JOIN HONOR SOCIETY Jacobs was partly in the room with- ] neral home, with the Rev. Wallace Seventeen seniors of j i Gettysburg ] has mon at services in Allentown Fri- day afternoon at 2 o'clock. ! ficials iment I ! I outta mask. Had Jacobs' Permission Jacobs said Burton was driving to his home when he saw the fire. He told firemen, Jacobs said, that he had become familiar with gas masks and their use during his service in the Navy, and asked permission to don a mask and aid in the attempted rescue. Permission was granted by Jarobs. the latter said, when it became evident that the man was fa- mllitir with the apparatus. Neighbor's Hand Cut Other firemen and Dr. Hnrbach prepared blankets and the new inhalator recently given the fire company by the Elks lodge, but this equipment was not used, the decision being made to rush the child to the hospital, just a short distance nwny, instead. Rlamc Refrigerator Jack Arms, a representative of the state fire-marshal's office, liar-, risburg, who came here today at the request of Chief Aumen, said the fire apparently started in the kitchen of the, Cann home, in nn electric refrigerator. The loss to the house I Fisher, pastor of Christ Lutheran high school, who were chosen on the church, officiating, and interment in basis of leadership, scholarship, use - Evergreen cemetery. State Police Say: Don't grow impatient with slow moving traffic and disregard the i ulcs of good driving. If you want t o - arrive nt your destination parly, start, early. Don't- take chances. PREVENT ACCIDENTS Â· ' ice and character, were received into Durg I the National Honor Society, at the firsc in Wednesday, March 15, assembly in I w j tn ra ' the hijh school auditorium. | T h e main '. A girls' trio which consisted of Nina^Williams, Barbara Bream and 1 Carol Dolly sang "Beautiful Savior," ' "Nobody Coming to Marry Me" and "Top of the Morning." Miss Jean Waltcmyer, member of the National Honor Society of the class of '49, introduced the speaker. Attorney Eugene R. Hartman, member of the Adams county bar. John De Haas, Alfred LeVan, John Basehore, M.arlin Kcsscl, John Raf- fenspcrger and Sidney Shade, who comprised the Boys' Sextet, sang "A i the fire during SUV INITIATES MEMBER FRIDAY Thorn-os Steinberger was elected a member of Gettysburg camp No.' 112, Sons of Union Veterans, Friday March 17, at a meeting held\ in the GAR post home East Middle street, j Commander Joseph H. Riley pre-' sided at the initiation ceremony immediately following the election. , A committee including Doctor Riley, the Rev. Willis R. Doyle. Wilt Ham L. Meals, Jr., William Dur- i boraw. G. Henry Roth. Thomas J. ' Wincbrcnner a n d Thomas Stein-' 1 _ _ ,, _ ,, berger was appointed to arrange for ! d^ced The "principal. Guile" W. the floats to'be entered by the SUV, fevcri wnQ confcrrcd honors on tne : in ^the^ July 4 tuid September 2 pa- , rollowmg students received into the . New Moonlit Night", and "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen." the Theodore McKenrick, president of . ^ XT,, Â»-; n Â«Â« A 1 TJT^vf* Â«Â« ft^ni f\t~f* i w * *Â»Â« _ ' the National Honor society, intro- } rades here. society: Barbara Bream, Madelyn Arthur Warman was named chair- , Chrismcr Koss Grouse, Wanda Cur- man of the committee for the an-, f John Dc Haas _ Jcnnnc H aehn- ! mull Appomattox Day celebration. , E ,, con Kanc , j ack ie Long, Thco- ' Others on the committee include Col. Alfred E. McKenncy and the Rev. Mr. Doyle. I dorc McKenrick, Joyce Martin, Rob- i ert Moscr, Betty Scibert, Anna r. uoyie. i g hryock Nina Williams, and Jean Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Kapp. A meeting of the float committee ] W n l f c _ f l studcnt nursc ftt tno Yort^hos- to discuss possible designs will be i FILES PETITION Chester A. Shriver has filed a ! held next Friday evening at 8 o'clock j in the office of Attorney William L. \ Meals, commander Rlleyannonnccd. j! pcUtion wim the counly election ' taose A son "waV'born Wednesday eve-*' board for n place on the May ning at the hospital to Mr. and Mr.s. as a candidate for Republican Joseph Miller, Gettysburg R. 3. t mittee from Cumberland township. | INEWSPAPERif