|Object Name||Certificate, Membership|
|Title||[North Shore Fire Department Certificate]|
Membership certificate for William Morgan, member of Oceanic Hook & Ladder Company No. 1. Printed and handwritten inscription: "NORTH SHORE / FIRE DEPARTMENT / of / Staten Island, New York. / This certifies that Wm. Morgan / was elected a member of Oceanic Hook and Ladder Company / No. 1 / IN THE North Shore Fire Department OF / STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. / June 1st 1895 / this certificate was issued by the Board of Representatives N.S.F.D. / OFFICERS OF REPRESENTATIVES / John L. Dobson Pres / Wm. Snedeker Sec'y. / Nov. 11th 1895 / OFFICERS OF COMPANY / Almer Sofield Foreman / Isaac Haughwout Treasurer / [Oscar?] Winant Secretary / BARGET & BIRGEL LITHOGRAPHERS, 2 LIBERTY ST. N.Y." Certificate has a gold paper seal affixed, inscribed "BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES / N.S.F.D." Certificate measures 19 inches high x 24 inches wide.
|Acquisition||Gift of William Morgan|
|Ownership and History||
William A. Morgan (1872-1952), a carpenter and maritime worker, made models of buildings and ships as a hobby as well as being a volunteer firefighter. He lived at 1029 Rockland Avenue in New Springville, Staten Island. Mr. Morgan gave this certificate to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1943.
Oceanic Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 of Travis, Staten Island was established in 1881. (At that time, the town was known as Linoleumville, home of the first linoleum factory in America.) Oceanic Hook & Ladder still occupies its historic fire station at 4010 Victory Boulevard. It is one of two remaining volunteer fire companies on Staten Island as of 2016.
|Maker||Barget & Birgel Lithographers|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Morgan, William A.
|Support Acknowledgment||Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, March 2016.|
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