Friday, May 28, 2010
As this is located next to the grave of John Holdrege Hoxie (Jr.) who was a fire examiner and a descendant of BF Hoxie, I am not sure that it is not on the wrong grave.
BF Hoxie donated the money for the fire company but to my knowledge he did so because he was a prominent citizen and was not actually a firefighter. There is a Facebook page for the Mystic River Historical Society and there are photos of a display of men who were firemen. It is SO interesting.