Amityville, NY Sanitarium Fire, Nov 1941

SIX PATIENTS FEARED DEAD IN HOSPITAL FIRE.

THREE ELDERLY MEN AND THREE ELDERLY WOMEN MISSING AFTER EARLY MORNING BLAZE.

Amityville, N.Y., Nov. 18 (AP) -- Six elderly patients -- three men and three women -- were missing and presumably burned to death today while thirty others, most of them bedridden and screaming in fear, were rescued as fire destroyed
a building of the Brunswick Home, a private sanatarium situated in this south shore, Long Island, town.
Dr. Convas L. Markham, superintendent of the institution for the care of diabetic and nervous cases, said there was a possibility one of the missing men was not in the building at the time of the fire.
Fire Chief Lester Gardiner said the fire started in the kitchen of the building.
One patient was seen screaming for help in a blazing, first-floor room by nurses and firemen who were powerless to help. Dr. Markham said, while at least four and possibly five others were trapped on the top floor of the structure.

Salamanca Republican-Press New York 1941-11-18

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FIND FOUR BODIES IN FIRE WRECKAGE.

Amityville, N.Y., Nov 19. -- (UP) -- Four charred bodies were found today in ruins of the Brunswick
home hospital, destroyed by fire yesterday.
One body was recovered yesterday and a sixth is being sought.
Three of the bodies found today were identified as ABRAHAM NICHELSON, 62, Manhattan; MRS. ADELAIDE RAYNOR, 80, Freeport; and MRS. VINCENZIA BOTTICELLI, 64, of East Hempstead.
The fourth body was tentatively identified as that of ISABELLE PAWSON, 52, Rockville Center.

Dunkirk Evening Observer New York 1941-11-19