Kansas City, MO Comique Theater Fire, Oct 1895
Lost His Life in a Burning Theater.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 10.--Fire which started from an unknown cause on the stage of the old Comique theater yesterday resulted in the complete destruction of the building. $8,000 damage to an adjacent building occupied by Mrs. John Hughes as a saloon, and the death of Alvin E Canaday, brother-in-law of Chief Hale and a member of fire company No. 1. The loss on the theater is $12,000, on scenery $3,500, insurance on building and scenery $2,500. Beside these losses the Billy Rice Minstrel Company lost all of its scenery, wardrobe and other effects, valued at $1,500 or $2,000.
Lorain County Reporter, Elyria, OH 12 Oct 1895