AAFFHS Pays Tribute to the First Woman fire fighter in the history of the United States of America, Mary Williams

Mary Williams

On April 29, 2021 I boarded an Amtrak train at Baltimore’s Penn Station headed to New York’s Penn in Manhattan. Very reluctant to travel during the pandemic I had to make this pilgrimage to pay homage to the one who is noted to be the First Woman fire fighter in the history of the United States of America. Met by Past President John Coombs of the Vulcan Society FDNY, we were on our way to Cypress Hill Cemetery in Brooklyn. The African American Fire Fighters Historical Society continues to fulfill its mission to collect and preserve history.

Headstone is documented to have read as follows

IN Memory of

Mary Williams

Wife of Peter Williams, Sen,

Who departed this life on the 29th Day of April,

In the year of our Lord 1821, Aged seventy-four years

FYI there Are No Confirmed Photos of Mrs. Williams at this time.

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