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Chicago, IL Old Building Collapses on Children, May 1901

Buried In The Ruins.

Old Building in Chicago Came Down on Children Gathering Wood.

Chicago, May 11.-In their eagerness to procure firewood from a dilapidated two-story and basement frame structure in the rear of 62 Larabee street, a number of children living in the neighborhood chopped the supports from beneath the rotting structure today. In the crash which followed one was instantly killed and several others were buried beneath the debris. In all about 15 children were caught beneath the falling walls. The dead:
SAMUEL MARECKA, 7 years old.

The Injured: Paul Clouse, 14 years old; Barbara Erahrdt, 12 years old; John Jurren, G. Murphy, John Naelen, Wm. Petersky, 8 years old. It is believed all the injured will recover.

Butte Weekly Miner, Butte, MT 15 May 1901



article | by Dr. Radut