New York City, NY Tenement Fire, May 1885
THE NEW YORK FIRE.
A FULL LIST OF THE KILLED AND INJURED -- THE LOSS.
By Telegraph to the Gazette.
New York, May 3. -- Eight persons known to have perished in the fire which occurred last night in the double brick tenement, No. 672 First avenue.
JOSEPH HUMPHREY, aged 35.
HENRY HUMPHREY, aged four months.
MRS. CHRISTINA KOENER, aged 48.
MISS ELIZABETH HURLEY, aged 25.
MRS. MINA KRITLEZMAN, aged 32.
RICHARD KRITLEZMAN, aged 11.
WILLIAM HURLEY and MARY, a sister of MRS. HUMPHREY, aged 45.
With the exception of WILLIAM HURLEY, who died this morning, all wre taken out of the building dead. Besides the killed there were fourteen persons injured. The following were partly suffocated:
MRS. IDA ROEHICH.
MISS KATE KOERNER.
MRS. ELPHA HURLEY.
MRS. KATE LIMBACHER.
MARTHA and ALFRED KRITHZMAR, and an infant child of MRS. ROEHICH.
The following had each a leg broken by jumping from windows:
PAULINE KOERNER, aged eighteen.
WILLIE LIEBMPHL, aged seven.
ROSALIE HUMPHREY, aged twenty four.
The list named also suffered partial asphyxiation. At the time of the fire there were eight families in the house, with a total of thirty-six souls.
A crowd of people visited the scene of the catastrophe today, but beyond a few broken windows there was little to see of the effects of the disaster, which had caused so many deaths and so much suffering.
The fire broke out in the kitchen of HUMPHREY'S restaurant. The police think it was due to the carelessness of HUMPHREYS, who ofter closed his saloon and left a very hot fire in his range. The loss in property was insignificant.
The Daily Gazette Fort Wayne Indiana 1885-05-04