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 pioneers · 1949 · seniority

Since the Los Angeles County Fire Department was first formed in 1924, it has been an organization most notable for its people. There has never been a time since 1924 that the department wasn’t growing. That growth was built on the foundation laid by the pioneers. The following seniority list from 1949, includes the names of men who were employed by the County’s fire districts (as opposed to the Dept. of Forester & Fire Warden). Many of them became legendary and many others just did the day-to-day work of the department without attracting much attention. The list is presented as recognition of their contributions. It was presented to CLAFMA by retired Captain Harry Miller.

1 Arnspiger 2/15/24
2 Heldoorn, William 7/9/24
3 Schneider, Jr., Ted F. 7/16/24
4 May, William ("Jocko") 7/17/24
5 Perkinson, R.M. 7/18/24
6 Lounsbury, C.E. 8/24/24
7 Hunt, J.J. 9/3/24
8 Mason, Tom 9/15/24
9 Curry, Don E. 11/16/24
10 Williamson, K.S. 7/21/25
11 McLure, E.J. 8/10/25
12 Roberts, Claude 8/14/25
13 Fosdick, Frank P. 10/28/25
14 Kammin, Harold 11/22/25
15 Nansel, Harry W. 11/24/25
16 Miller, Clarence E. 4/3/26
17 Shanks, Homer 4/7/26
18 Johnson, E.F. 5/16/26
19 Green, K.M. 5/20/26
20 Ahrens, Louis H. 7/2/26
21 Flynn, Thomas J. 2/29/27
22 Jones, A.M. 5/14/27
23 Jones, Morgan D. 7/14/27
24 Hancock, Sam 7/20/27
25 Alpi, Rudy 8/16/27
26 Williams, R.A. 9/6/27
27 Correll, L.C. 9/15/27
28 Marshall, A.C. 10/8/27
29 Howell, Oscar 1/1/28
30 Collins, E.W. 1/1/28
31 Jones, C.M. 1/1/28
32 Morin, James L. 1/1/28
33 Neary, Clarence L. 1/1/28
34 Talbert, L.M. 1/1/28
35 Turner, Spence J. 1/1/28
36 Queitsch, E.E. "Slim" 1/2/28
37 Green, C.F. 2/1/28
38 Clarke, R.E. 2/17/28
39 Davis, H.H. 3/17/28
40 Maddux, Jack D. 4/29/28
41 Gasser, Harold D. 5/1/28
42 Hamlin, Charles N. 5/1/28
43 Hayes, John W. 5/1/28
44 Lee, Walter A. 5/1/28
45 Tucker, Charles R. 5/1/28
46 Mills, William S. 5/23/28
47 Wildey, Charles D. 6/23/28
48 Barbre, Thomas R. 7/1/28
49 Bennett, M.V. 7/12/28
50 Weyant, William 7/15/28
51 Knapp, Ziba B. 9/15/28
52 Black, Acton E. 9/17/28
53 Burkhart, Carl E. 9/23/28
54 Estes, Loy C. 9/27/28
55 Fahrforth, Charles C. 9/29/28
56 Spruill, Edward C. 10/2/28
57 Axcell, Pete C. 1/5/29
58 Lyons, Napoleon A. 1/12/29
59 Sanders, Harold R. 5/11/29
60 Oker, Kenneth R. 6/21/29
61 Smith, Marion R. 9/27/29
62 Wolfe, Lee R. 12/28/29
63 Alexander, Paul E. 1/1/30
64 Heisterman, Henry J. ("Hank") 1/1/30
65 Pauluzzi, A.P. 1/1/30
66 Reed, Edmund 1/1/30
67 Sullivan, Mervin E. 1/1/30
68 Willingham, George R. 1/1/30
69 Burke, Robert 1/5/30
70 Rizzonelli, R.L. 1/15/30
71 Huff, John H. 1/15/30
72 Emmons, William B. 2/8/30
73 Pann, Karl H. 5/14/30
74 Main, E.B. ("Eddie") 12/12/30
75 Jackson, Harold C. 5/5/30
76 Malotte, St. Clair 6/11/30
77 Otten, Carl H. 4/19/35
78 McLure, Marion F. 4/26/35
79 Schnakenberg, Ernest J. 5/12/35
80 McNay, Robert D. 9/12/35
81 Conley, C.A. 5/28/36
82 Blymiller, Carl R. 6/4/36
83 Sherrill, William A. 6/5/36
84 Brewer, Lathon B. 6/8/36
85 Haskell, George W. 6/25/36
86 Robinson, Byron D. 7/6/36
87 Dorning, Earl R. 8/16/36
88 Pederson, Orlo, G. 9/2/36
89 Zabaldano, Joseph B. 9/3/36
90 Vail, John S. 9/14/36
91 Griswold, William C. 10/1/36
92 Mabie, Lewis A. 12/17/36
93 Bartlett, Jesse L. 12/28/36
94 Lewis, Max 1/14/37
95 James, Earl 1/1/37
96 Shaffer, Robert W. 4/2/37
97 Willard, Adrian 4/2/37
98 Willeford, Hogan 6/13/37
99 Bicksler, Kenneth 11/1/37
100 Greggans, George 11/5/37
101 Bittle, Ira L. 2/9/38
102 Kainz, Howard P. 4/27/38
103 Champlin, Clair L. 5/6/38
104 Pederson, Ernie M. 5/16/38
105 Mitchell, Don W. 7/1/38
106 Iler, Dan W. 8/14/38
107 Sherrill, Clyde 9/14/38
108 Tyler, Joseph W. 10/4/38
109 Serfoss, E.F. (Burt") 3/24/39
110 McCarty, Robert T. 5/13/39
111 Monges, Andrew J. 6/10/39
112 Whitlatch, Lyman G. 6/17/40
113 Muznik, James J. 6/28/40
114 Hodges, George H. 7/4/40
115 Detal, Remy D. 7/13/40
116 Rockey, Glenn E. 10/22/40
117 Tanksley, Sam D. 1/1/41
118 Truitt, Robert S. 1/15/41
119 Thomas, Robert H. 2/1/41
120 Persich, Walter J. 2/1/41
121 Moore, Ashton E. 2/1/41
122 Petroff, Victor 2/1/41
123 McCurdy, Robert J. 2/1/41
124 Edwards, Robert S. 2/2/41
125 Willeford, M.S. 2/3/41
126 Busler, Phil E. 2/4/41
127 Harkema, Joe A. 2/5/41
128 LeMay, James C. 2/5/41
129 West, Robert 2/8/41
130 Russell, Ralph F. 2/15/41
131 Langford, John H. 3/17/41
132 Donaldson, Leo 5/18/41
133 Gibson, William B. 5/18/41
134 Mortimer, Ernest K. 5/27/41
135 Meyer, Charles H. 7/1/41
136 McGarvin, Lyle M. 8/17/41
137 Brown, Thomas K. 8/18/41
138 Cox, Paul M. 8/19/41
139 Wheeler, Frank E. 8/24/41
140 Williams, Wesley O. 8/25/41
141 Brunton, George E. 8/30/41
142 Jones, Roy H. 11/10/41
143 Goodman, Alex 11/10/41
144 Sutherland, William 11/15/41
145 Zalaha, Frank G. 12/1/41
146 Bessent, John L. 12/15/41
147 Reed, Frank A. 12/17/41
148 Burkman, Dole M. 12/17/41
149 Long, Jr., Thomas W. 12/18/41
150 Schull, Rex F. 12/19/41
151 Hoyal, Jack V. 12/22/41
152 North, David W. 12/23/41
153 Mathews, Ben E. 1/1/41
154 Barry, James C. 1/27/42
155 Insley, William B. 2/1/42
156 Cornell, C.C. 2/3/42
157 Hallquist, G.E. 2/5/42
158 Morton, Fred G. 2/6/42
159 Dickey, Marvin S. 2/15/42
160 McCrary, Aaron 3/1/42
161 Oleson, C.C. 3/7/42
162 Baker, Jack L. 3/31/42
163 Cooper, M.R. 5/9/42
164 Hamp, Frank R. 5/10/42
165 Edwards, George 5/10/42
166 Arnold, Abraham C. 5/10/42
167 Gaddis, Joe 6/1/42
168 Kief, Robert F. 6/12/42
169 Smith, Fred C. 7/1/42
170 Rarick, Orth E. 7/1/42
171 Jones, Robert A. 7/1/42
172 Garrett, Arvol A. 7/2/42
173 Grogan, Joel P. 7/2/42
174 Van de Wetering, R. 7/6/42
175 Biescar, Charles A. 7/7/42
176 Bennett, John M. 7/8/42
177 Ardinger, Gene B. 7/8/42
178 Russell, Harold W. 7/13/42
179 Kerschner, James 7/14/42
180 McDonald, W. Howard 7/17/42
181 Flaherty, John L. 7/19/42
182 McElroy, Wayne M. 7/20/42
183 Schmidt, David C. 7/24/42
184 Major, Earl W. 8/1/42
185 Tetro, Melvin L. 8/2/42
186 Harmon, Al R. 8/9/42
187 Garside, Harry C. 8/13/42
188 Enscoe, S.B. 8/14/42
189 Stowell, Ray S. 8/15/42
190 Turley, Warnie W. 8/20/42
191 Tanner, Theo. C. 9/1/42
192 Wright, Fred M. 9/1/42
193 Boswell, R. H. 9/2/42
194 Soots, Noble 9/2/42
195 Becker, S.E. 9/30/42
196 Kincaid, John M 10/2/42
197 Fischer, Herman H. 10/8/42
198 Sylvester, Les H. 10/9/42
199 Beardo, Harry 10/10/42
200 Price, Charles C. 10/27/42
201 Fontes, John G. 10/30/42
202 Kingsland, Chester L. 11/1/42
203 Ferber, James E. 11/13/42
204 Hamlin, Andrew 11/20/42
205 Fowler, Arthur T. 11/23/42
206 Miller, Harry K. 12/1/42
207 Grider, Norman E. 1/1/43
208 Cleveland, Moe 1/10/43
209 Wright, Everett E. 2/6/43
210 Franklin, John V. 3/8/43
211 Evans, Edward O. 3/15/43
212 Wilie, A.C. 4/13/43
213 Ewing, Jr., Clyde 5/9/43
214 Huffman, Cecil B. 5/11/43
215 Orton, G.B. ("Lefty") 7/4/43
216 Wilcox, Jr., Frank L. 8/26/43
217 Elterman, Ed J. 8/28/43
218 Clark, Donald P. 9/1/43
219 Sharp, William G. 9/2/43
220 Miller, Willard J. 9/15/43
221 Clawson, Curtis R. 10/6/43
222 Bradish, Donald H. 11/6/43
223 Davis, Max K. 2/4/44
224 Collings, Walter O. 2/5/44
225 Sigler, Les T. 2/6/44
226 Boegler, Kensal L. 4/1/44
227 Vignery, Alvadore R. 4/1/44
228 Wild, Hugo V. 7/1/44
229 Curd, Howard J. 7/1/44
230 Woodworth, Harold D. 7/1/44
231 Dea F. Graves 7/1/44
232 Woodworth, Harold D. 7/1/44
232 Graves, Dea F. 7/2/44
233 Morales, Liborio R. 7/4/44
234 Peterson, Ralph P. 7/11/44
235 Stoops, Wilbur W. 7/20/44
236 Longstreth, James K. 7/25/44
237 Hilton, Willard 7/30/44
238 Stockstill, Roy H. 8/17/44
239 Case, Wilbur 9/1/44
240 Tanner, Ralph S. 9/2/44
241 Curinga, Philip 9/19/44
242 James L. Herriman 1/9/45
243 Nicholas J. Caliri 2/27/45
244 Sid W. Howard 4/1/45
245 Walt M. Cunningham 4/2/45
246 Eugene G. Fields 4/6/45
247 David T. Hughes 4/14/45
248 Martin J. Rippens 5/1/45
249 Alfred G. Pederson 6/2/45
250 Fred W. Beals 6/8/45
251 Beryl A. Owens 6/13/45
252 Hays Pendergrass 7/3/45
253 Dan F. Talbot 7/4/45
254 Ed F. Hill 7/7/45
255 Wray H. Nansell 7/9/45
256 H.C. Jackson, Jr. 7/12/45
257 William A. Cottingham 7/13/45
258 Norman D. Elarth 7/15/45
259 Wellyn A. Skinner 7/15/45
260 Richard F. Bird 7/18/45
261 Charles M. McDowell 7/25/45
262 Howard G. Moore 7/27/45
263 Walter L. Goodman 8/8/45
264 Edwin L. Henson 8/12/45
265 Howard D. Oakes 8/19/45
266 Floyd C. McCone 9/2/45
267 Jim A. Korneff 9/7/45
268 William D. Small 9/16/45
269 Jim Cervantes 9/18/45
270 David Naranjo 9/20/45
271 Mario R. Yriarte 9/22/45
272 Thomas J. Showers 9/22/45
273 David Shepherd 9/25/45
274 Alfred N. Trefethen 9/27/45
275 Archie E. Bullis 9/27/45
276 Robert H. Clarke 10/4/45
277 Charles L. Hambleton 1/1/46
278 Eugene A. Zimmer 1/1/46
279 Rudolph H. Kell 1/1/46
280 Ross E. Barb 1/1/46
281 Ben E. Reynolds 1/1/46
282 Osmond F. Stevens 1/1/46
283 Richard E. Bokmann 1/1/46
284 George H. Sanger 1/1/46
285 Justin F. O'Sullivan 2/6/46
286 Howard C. Manning 3/11/46
287 Earl E. Brennan 5/1/46
288 Franklin S. Flaherty 9/1/46
289 Robert E. Lowe 9/1/46
290 Charles L. Ramsey 9/1/46
291 John J. Peterson 9/1/46
292 Robert Maddox 9/1/46
293 Robert L. McClain 9/1/46
294 Archie R. Loken 9/1/46
295 L.J. Owens 9/1/46
296 Floyd Fifer 9/1/46
297 Duane I. Bolton 9/1/46
298 James R. Craycroft 9/1/46
299 Garland V. Moore 9/1/46
300 Charles H. Seekatz 9/1/46
301 Leslie C. Coe 9/1/46
302 Francis G. Groat 9/2/46
303 Fay W. Prather 9/2/46
304 Ed V. Olson 9/2/46
305 Earl J. Dunn 9/2/46
306 Paul J. Major 9/3/46
307 Robert F. McPhetridge 9/4/46
308 Paul J. Kulhanek 9/15/46
309 William D. Gussman 9/24/46
310 James B. Manson 10/1/46
311 George D. Walters 10/1/46
312 Fred Earle, Jr. 10/1/46
313 Raymond E. Harrell 10/1/46
314 Donald C. Wisinger 10/2/46
315 R.C. Woodard 10/2/46
316 Raymond J. Nixon 10/15/46
317 Rudolph P. Strohback 11/1/46
318 Joe Mahaffey 1/1/47
319 William R. Gorton 1/1/47
320 Jack H. Jensen 1/1/47
321 Kenneth W. Waymire 1/12/47
322 Richard E. Ertel 1/13/47
323 Eugene O. Moore 1/13/47
324 Leonard R. Lumpkin 1/27/47
325 Jack A. Traylor 1/29/74
326 John A. Griffiths 1/29/47
327 Delmar F. Witthaus 2/3/47
328 Morris W. Van Korlaar 2/3/47
329 Bert E. Hayman 2/5/47
330 Tommy Towns 2/6/47
331 Wallace R. LaFlamme 2/6/47
332 Edgar M. Canterbury 2/8/47
333 Robert La Foya 2/20/47
334 Leslie G. Foote 2/27/47
335 Thomas N. Snee 3/4/47
336 Fred M. Stadler 3/17/47
337 Robert L. McDermid 3/21/47
338 Gerald L. Hansen 3/21/47
339 Lawrence D. Lewin 5/6/47
340 Alfred P. Desautels 5/8/47
341 Donald M. Shelburne 5/8/47
342 Charles W. Childress 5/11/47
343 Varden P. Boergadine 5/11/47
344 Theodore M. Nelson 5/15/47
345 Harry L. Abercrombie 5/17/47
346 Denzel McElvain 6/2/47
347 Marshall S. Mack 6/11/47
348 Lee E. Barton 7/8/47
349 Warren Aber 7/9/47
350 Bernard E. Dickey 7/9/47
351 Fred B. Ings 7/1/47
352 Paul E. Schneider 7/12/47
353 Gordon E. Wicks 7/14/47
354 George H. Dixon 7/15/47
355 John L. Carter 7/16/47
356 Donald E. Beckman 7/17/47
357 Floyd L. Potter 7/19/47
358 Wayne O. Moxness 7/24/47
359 Robert C. Straub 8/1/47
360 Paul J. Adams 8/2/47
361 Duane P. Allen 9/10/47
362 William E. Earle 9/10/47
363 Phil W. Wechselberger 9/12/47
364 John Devonshire 9/13/47
365 John Miller 9/14/47
366 Thomas D. Solomon, Jr. 9/15/47
367 Van D. Hestrup 9/16/47
368 Rudolph C. Duran 10/16/47
369 Paul C. Fox 10/16/47
370 Walter P. Meagher 11/14/47
371 Ted Meyer 12/1/47
372 Willard E. Major 12/2/47
373 Doyle D. McConnell 12/5/47
374 Lewis M. Lloyd 12/6/47
375 John G. Conley 12/11/47
376 Bernard Hennings 12/16/47
377 Kenneth C. Helem 12/21/47
378 Frederick Naranjo 12/22/47
379 Broadus Landrum 1/1/48
380 Ira J. Pairish 1/2/48
381 Carl C. Fry 1/3/48
382 Kenneth D. Ruwe 1/16/48
383 Van R. Aston 1/24/48
384 Clifford X. Landry 2/2/48
385 Harold J. Kaiser 3/2/48
386 Roy Swank 5/27/48
387 Robert F. Eckhardt 6/15/48
388 Bernard V. Smith 6/15/48
389 Robert P. Scottini 6/15/48
390 Henry B. ("Hank") Turley 6/15/47
391 Howard Priddy 6/17/48
392 Cleburn H. Brown 6/23/48
393 Robert L. Biller 7/1/48
394 William G. Bonnar 7/1/48
395 Ralph C. Shepard 7/1/48
396 Everett Burchell 7/1/48
397 David H. Bland 7/1/48
398 Charles R. Malin 7/1/48
399 Dwight E. Ward 7/1/48
400 William N. Caffey 7/1/48
401 Stanley E. Barlow 7/1/48
402 C.W. Summers 7/5/48
403 Thomas Faulkner 7/8/48
404 Branson R. Boyce 7/8/48
405 Ray D. Flowers 7/10/48
406 Guillermo Gonzales 7/14/48
407 Richard West 7/15/48
408 Richard V. Hove 7/15/48
409 Orville C. Dame 7/15/48
410 Harold Carlson 7/15/48
411 James W. Brant 7/15/48
412 Arthur L. Golphenee 7/15/48
413 John M. Eads 7/15/48
414 Kenneth D. Larson 7/15/48
415 William C. Schaefer 7/18/48
416 Ronald N. Gunnette 7/18/48
417 Guillermo Nino 7/20/48
418 George J. Jamen 7/26/48
419 Allen L. Mitchell 8/1/48
420 Earl R. Howell 8/6/48
421 Dennis M. Scott 8/10/48
422 Ollin L. Forman 8/11/48
423 Jack D. Robbins 8/12/48
424 Joe W. Segers 8/12/48
425 James A. Lounsbury 8/12/48
426 Glenn Hyde 8/12/48
427 Ray N. Fahnestock 8/16/48
428 Edward V. Ferguson 8/17/48
429 Joe P. Sotro 8/17/48
430 Kenneth K. Simmons 8/19/48
431 William M. Mullen 8/29/48
432 Henry A. ("Hank") Sabatasso 8/31/48
433 Hayden A. Swingle 9/3/48
434 Paul W. George 8/15/48
435 John Mulder 9/18/48
436 Royce R. Price 9/19/48
437 Richard H. Wylie 11/1/48
438 Frank W. Oddo 11/1/48

 

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