Ardmore, OK Nursing Home Fire, July 1964

ELDERLY PATIENTS KILLED IN BLAZE.

Ardmore, Okla. (AP) -- Four elderly patients died Thursday in a fire at a nursing home in this southern Oklahoma city.
The victims, three men and a woman, were identified as:
LUCINDA MITCHELL, 82.
JOE HAWKINS, 79.
GIBSON PIERCE, 76.
T. M. WINSETT, 74.
Seven other patients walked safely from the burning home but one, MRS. LIZA ROYAL, was hospitalized for treatment of a burned leg. She was reported in good condition.
Firemen said the fire broke out in a utility room adjoining the home, operated by WILLIE D. BRYANT, 46. Damage to the one-story frame building was estimated at $3,000.

San Antonio Express Texas 1964-07-24