Firefighter Frank “Peg” Nevin, 58, died August 17, 1938, while fighting a fire at the Cox ranch east of Reno. He was “stricken” while on duty and was rushed to the hospital where he died at midnight. Frank was with the South Side engine company.
Frank Nevin was born in Virginia City in 1880 and spent his early life on the Comstock. Following his education in the local schools, he was a member of the Virginia City Fire Department for several years. He later joined the Reno Fire Department and served for 20 years as a hoseman.
He was survived by his wife, Mayme; son, Frankie Jr.; grandson, Frankie; and sisters Kate and Margaret of Butte, Montana.