GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!
Visit our Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA page!
Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

1917 - TWELVE MISSING IN FIRE. SCORE MAY HAVE DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS BLAZE. ONE WOMAN JUMPS TO DEATH - FIREMEN ARRIVING LATE ARE ATTACKED BY CROWD.



Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 12. - Firemen are searching the smoking ruins of the Kenwood Hotel for the bodies of a dozen persons missing since the fire which started Sunday about midnight. MRS. LUCILLE SQUIRE, 30 years old, was killed when she jumped from a third-story window, missing the life-net and striking the pavement. Twelve guests were taken to the hospital suffering from burns. An explosion of gasoline in the basement of the wooden building is thought to have caused the blaze.

Five persons were seen to fall back into the flames when a ledge from which they were preparing to leap gave way.

Spectators who arrived before the fire department rescued many of the hotel residents by piling boxes against the outer walls, which served as fire escapes for the lower floors. It is estimated there were at least 76 persons in the building when the fire started. Many on lower floors saved themselves by jumping from windows.

When the first fire company arrived 20 minutes late and without ladders, the infuriated spectators attacked the firemen. Capt. TIM SULLIVAN of Engine Co. No. 4 was struck over the head with a club and his scalp cut.
 

Moberly Daily Index

Missouri



Go Back

The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.