Newark, NJ Tenement Fire, Mar 1900
THE HOLOCAUST IN NEWARK.
TWO MORE BODIES RECOVERED AND SIX OTHERS STILL MISSING.
Newark, N.J., March 14. -- Two more bodies were recovered yesterday from the ruins of the Italian tenement which was burned Monday morning. The list of dead numbers 16, and five other supposed victims have not yet been accounted for. The bodies discovered yesterday were those of LUCILA CASILLO, 2 years old, and one unidentified child about the same age.
Those still missing are: CARMINO ROSSO, wife of ANGELO ROSSO, who was killed by jumping from the third story window; PALMA VILLA, 27 years old; BAPTISTA VILLA, 35 years old, husband of PALMA; SALBATORE CARROSO, 30 years old, a boarder; a 6-year-old girl, name unknown, who was boarding with one of the families; an unknown young man who boarded with one of the families.
The finding of the bodies yesterday was a surprise, as the firemen had boarded up the ruins, believing they had out all the bodies, and only went back for another search upon the persistent pleas of the Italians of the neighborhood.
VITO CRETONZO, the Italian who was arrested on suspicion of having set fire to the house, was arraigned in court yesterday on suspicion of arson and remanded until today for further hearing.
Chester Times Pennsylvania 1900-03-13
MANY ARE ROASTED.
FIRE IN A CROWDED TENEMENT CAUSES FOURTEEN DEATHS.
DISASTER OCCURS IN NEWARK, N.J.
MOST OF THE VICTIMS WERE CHILDREN -- AN ENTIRE FAMILY PERISHES -- OF ANOTHER, ONLY THE FATHER ESCAPES -- SUSPECT ARRESTED.
New York, March 13. -- Fourteen persons lost their lives, two persons were seriously injured and many others slightly burned in a fire in Newark, N.J., Monday morning. The firemen after the flames had been subdued, took 13 bodies from the ruins, and while they were thus engaged another victim of the fire died in the city hospital. One family was wiped out completely, and of another only the father lives and he is in the city hospital, where, it is believed, he will die.
The list of dead and injured follows:
NUNZIATA BOLDI, 45 years old, wife of SALVATORE BOLDI.
TERESA BOLDI , seven years old, daughter of SALVATORE BOLDI.
ANGELA CASILLO, 25 years old, wife of UGGENIO CASILLO.
BENNINITA CASILLO, four years old, daughter of UGGENIO CASILLO.
FRANK CASSILO, 2 1/2 years old, son of UGGENIO CASILLO.
CARMINIA CASILLO, one year old daughter of UGGENIO CASILLO.
ANTONIO PALMISANO, 35 years old.
SEBASTIANA PALMISANO, wife of ANTONIO PALMISANO.
GUIZEPPI PALMISANO, seven years old, daughter of ANTONIA PALMISANO.
The stench of roasted flesh coming from the ruins was sickening. The first body was that of MRS. BOLDI. Close by her lay the charred remains of her seven-year-old daughter. They were found in the hallway of the first floor, not far from the front door. Then followed discovery after discovery until 13 bodies were found. MRS. CASILLO was found with her two children clasped in her arms. The little boy's face was buried in her breast and the baby she had thrust beneath her night gown in a vain endeavor to save it from the flames.
A wagon load of pine boxes arrived from the morgue, and four hours after the fire broke out the first wagon load of filled boxes started for the morgue. It was noon before the search for the bodies was ended, and by that time every bit of the debris had been gone over most carefully. While the search was going on ROSSO died at the city hospital where he had been taken after the firemen arrived and found him lying on the sidewalk. He had leaped from the second story and his skull was crushed in.
Logansport Reporter Indiana 1900-03-13