Long-Time Resident and Once Prominent in Politics
Hiram Fitzgerald, a long-time residence of Chattanooga, died shortly before midnight Monday at a local hospital. He had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected.
Mr. Fitzgerald was born at Ooltewah, Nov. 24, 1850, and was, therefore, in his 68th year. He came to Chattanooga, in early life, and in 1879 he married to Miss Maggie Vineyard.
Mr. Fitzgerald was at one time a lieutenant of the Chattanooga police, and later was chief of the fire department.
He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Miss Carla.
The funeral services will be held at the Chapman funeral parlors, corner Eighth and Chestnut streets, this afternoon at 3. The services will in charge of the Rev. R. A. McCullough, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, assisted by the Rev. C. W. Kelley, pastor of Trinity M. E. church, south.
The following will act as pallbearers: John Tinker, Henry W. Hollis, W. C. Wilkins, W. B. Hughes, D. S. Kibler and C. W. Lusk.
Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.
Chattanooga Times 3-27-1918, page 3
Submitted by Connie Lewallen Roach