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Biography of Loren E. Harvey

Loren E. Harvey for nearly ten years has been chief of the fire department of Coffeyville. No municipal service has been more highly developed in efficiency and equipment than that for fighting fires, and none is of greater usefulness to the property and welfare of citizens. Mr. Harvey is one of the veterans of the fire department of Coffeyville, and by his leadership among his men and also his influence in equipping and keeping up the best standards of service, is performing a most valuable part in the life of that city. Though he was born at Sheldon, Missouri, November 21, 1880, he has spent most of his life in Coffeyville, and attended the public schools there until he was fifteen years old. In the meantime he had acquired some experience helping his father, and at the age of fifteen took upon himself the responsibilities of earning his own way, and for the next four years worked in a grocery store. In earlier years Mr. Harvey was well known among professional baseball circles. He played baseball with the Western Association, and for several seasons was catcher for the Pittsburgh and Iowa teams. It was in August, 1901, a little before his twenty-first birthday, that Mr. Harvey joined the Coffeyville fire department. After six years in the ranks and with a record of capable performance at every call to duty, he was elected chief in 1907, and it is a tribute to his leadership and also to the general efficiency of the department that in the past ten years Coffeyville has had only one serious fire. That was in 1912...

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