Thirty-five year old fire captain, Edward Joseph
Buckley (1868 - ), was one of the fireman who helped
carry victims from the Iroquois Theater. He
would go on to become First Assistant Fire Marshall
in the early 1920s. He became the acting Fire
Marshall when Thomas O’Connor took a medical leave.
Illinois native, in 1905 Ed Buckley married Julia
Baynes (1871-) with whom he had two sons, Daniel
Buckley died in January, 1925 and Arthur R.
Seyferlich again became Chief. (Seyferlich also
assumed the position of Chief after the 1905 death
Buckley was fighting fires up to
his final days, his last fire being the near
destruction of St. Francis de Sales Church.