Biography of Thomas E. Lynch
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Lynch, Thomas E., captain of Hose Company No. 2, is a son of Richard and Mary (Pickett) Lynch, born in Providence, R. I., July 18, 1847. His father came to Boston from Ireland and his mother came to the British provinces from the same country in early life. After their marriage they moved to Providence, R. I., and in 1849 located in Fall River, where Thomas E. received his education. In 1861 be began to learn the shoemaker's trade, which he followed until 1886. He began his career in the fire department in 1861 as a torch boy for Engine Co. No. 1. In 1869, when quite young, Mr. Lynch saved the life of Michael Hare by breaking open a door of the room where Mr. Hare had been unconscious from the smoke and heat at a fire in the Waddington building on Court Square. During his long career as fireman he has performed various daring feats for the safety of others. He was made foreman of Engine Co. No. 2 in 1875, captain of No. 2 in 1882, and since 18S6 has been permanent captain of Hose Company No. 2. Captain Lynch was the chief promoter of the Fall River Firemen's Mutual Relief Association, organized in 1883. In now has a membership of 150 with a relief fund of $10,000. In 1893 he wrote and published an exceedingly interesting and valuable work of 200 pages on the "History of the Fire Department of Fall River;" it is recognized as an authentic work and for that reascn it is highly prized. Captain Lynch has in his possession many interesting relics and curiosities of the old time fire department. In April, 1886, he married Margaret E. Mahoney of Fall River. They have one son, Richard E. Lynch.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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