Indianapolis, IN Hotel Fire, Nov 1927

EIGHT LOSE LIVES AS HOTEL BURNS.

DOZEN OTHERS BADLY INJURED AS INDIANAPOLIS HOSTELRY IS GUTTED.

Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 14. -- (AP) -- Fire that swept through the second and third floors of the three-floor Graystone apartment hotel yesterday caused the deaths of eight persons. Twelve persons were injured, most of them from jumping from upper story windows.
Chief of Police Claude M. Worley declared the structure was a "tinder box" and city officials have began investigation.
The dead:
MRS. ERNA BRUSSELL, 41.
MISS ELIZABETH BRUSSELL, 17.
MISS STELLA KIMBERLING.
RUTH RAWLINGS, 9.
MRS. JESSE P. CAMPBELL, 38.
MISS ALICE FURR, 48.
ROY SIMMERMAN, 37.
MISS CLARA ALLEN, 54.
WILLIAM H. WOLSHEAR, a fireman, was overcome by smoke and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at the city hospital. It was expected the other injured will recover.

The Kingsport Times Tennessee 1927-11-14