Chicago, IL LaSalle Hotel Fire and Panic, June 1946

Hotel LaSalle Circa 1910 Headed down the fire escapes, LaSalle Hotel Fire 1946 Hotel Lobby after Fire, LaSalle Hotel Fire 1946

LIST OF DEAD IN HOTEL FIRE

Chicago -- (UP) -- Identified dead in the LaSalle hotel fire included:
ELVIN ADAMS, 18, Newton, Pa.
NATHAN ADELSON, Chicago.
JOSEPH F. BARTON, Newton, Ia.
MRS. JULIA BARRY, 44, Chicago (Switchboard operator in hotel)
DUANE M. BEATY, San Antonio, Tex.
DOUGLAS L. BOYER, St. Louis, Mo.
JANE COLLINS, Chicago.
GEORGE DELP, 41, Chicago.
WILLIAM DENNISTON, Newton, Ia.
MRS. ANNIE DIAMOND, Chicago.
FRANK FENTON EVANS, Hartville, Ohio.
EDWARD FARRAR, 31, Chicago.
RUTH O. FEELY, Springfield, Ill.
EUGENE FREEMAN, Chicago (Battalion Chief fireman)
REX GAYNOR, Elmwood Park, Ill.
EFFIE HARMON, Sayer, Pa.
Maj. HUGH HUDDLESON, Houghton, Mich.
SEVERN W. KORN, 52, Battle Creek, Mich.
LOUIS MARCO, Chicago.
BRICE McBRIDE, Provo, Utah.
FRANCIS F. McCARTHY, Akron, Ohio.
MOSS THORTON McKENZIE, Hopkinsville, Ky.
HENRY G. MILLER, Springfield, Ill.
MABLE C. REGNAS, 65, Belvidere, Ill.
DELBERT ALLEN ROUSH, Newton, Ia.
LEONARD AUSTIN SALTER, address unknown.
EDWARD J. SCHNEIDMAN, Qunicy, Ill.
ERIC A. F. SCHULTHENNER, Chambersburg, Pa.
HENRY SMITH, Waukegan, Ill.
PERRY SWERN, Oak Park, Ill.
DR. G. G. TAYLOR, 60, Springfield, Ill.
WILLIAM K. THOMPSON, Washington, D. C.
SAMUEL UNGER, Chicago.
Unidentified 10 year old Boy.
Unidentified 13 year old Girl.
Unidentified Mother and Child in Arms.

Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1946-06-05

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Comments

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My grandmother bought furniture and lamps that were sold after the fire. I have a lamp that was in the hotel.

Wow. Just found out today

Wow. Just found out today that my great grandmother died in this fire. She was a dancer. Her daughter, my grandma, is about to pass away.

Name Correction

The name is backwards for MOSS THORTON McKENZIE, Hopkinsville, Ky., who listed as one of those killed in the June 1946 LaSalle Hotel fire. He should be listed as McKenzie Thornton Moss. He was from Hopkinsville, Kentucky and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

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i was looking for information on this hotel due to my great grandfather working there. i have a bills of fare book dated september 1929.

This was my Grandparents hotel

Unbelievable...I am researching family info and found this.
Thanks Stu!!