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Atlantic City, NJ Hotel Fire, Apr 1928

Atlantic City NJ Fire of 1928 Hotel Iroquois.jpg



MRS. J. PASSMORE ELKINTON, a prominent resident of Moylan, was the second Delaware County resident who sustained injuries in the fire which destroyed the seven story Iroquois Hotel at Atlantic City early yesterday.
MRS. ELKINTON was rescued from the sixth floor after she had been severely burned about the arm and hand. She also inhaled considerable smoke. Her face was brushed by the flames in her escape. She is at present resting comfortably at the Chalfonte and is expected home in a few days.
MR. ELKINTON and son, DAVID, both of whom had been staying at the Iroquois with MRS. ELKINTON returned Sunday afternoon to Moylan. When they heard of the fire the next morning they left at once for Atlantic City where they are at present.
MRS. ELKINTON noticed the odor of smoke a considerable time before the alarm was sounded. She dressed quickly but before the alarm was given, the fire had gained great headway. All her belongings were entirely lost, save the clothes that she wore in her escape.
One man was killed and twelve firemen and hotel guests were numbered among the injured. MRS. MARGARET PISEL, of Brookline, this county, was also numbered among the injured. She suffered burns of the face, arms and hands. About 100 guests were rescued.
MR. and MRS. JOSEPH KERNS, of 547 East Broad street, this city, checked out of the hotel Sunday night.

Chester Times Pennsylvania 1928-04-17

article | by Dr. Radut