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Firefighter Royland M. Paul

Firefighter Royland M. Paul

Final Call July 26, 1924

While responding to a fire on South Main Street (now 23121 SR 58), firefighter Royland Paul was driving the department's first powered truck, a 1922 REO. The truck had an open cab with one soda acid tank. The truck tipped over, pinning Paul against a tree, causing fatal injuries.

Firefighter Paul was the son of Eliza A. Paul and nephew of Claude D. and Flora E. Gott. Paul was a veteran of World War 1, serving overseas with the signal corp. Following service to his country, Royland Paul was an employee of the Wellington Phone Company.


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