Delhi, NY American Hotel Fire, Jan 1907

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THREE GUESTS DIE IN BURNING DELHI HOTEL.

OTHERS JUMP FROM THE WINDOWS IN THEIR NIGHT CLOTHES.

Delhi, Jan. 6. -- Three lives were lost in a fire that destroyed the American Hotel at this place early today.
The dead are:
WILLIAM WINTER, druggist.
MRS. ANNA WINTER, his wife.
JOHN O'CONNOR, tailor.
All were residents of Delhi and permanent guests at the hotel. They had lived in Delhi for years are were prominent in the business community.
The fire was discovered in the apartment of MR. WINTER and his wife on the third floor, and by the time the firemen arrived the big three-story frame structure was a mass of flames. O'CONNOR also occupied apartments on the third floor. The other guests escaped by leaping from the windows in their night clothing.
The position of the bodies when recovered indicated that the victims were suffocated before the flames reached them.
It is believed that the fire originated near the furnace though it had worked its way to the third floor before any of the occupants of the house were aroused.

The Post-Standard Syracuse New York 1907-01-07