Haines Falls, NY Twilight Inn Fire, July 1926

OHIO WOMAN IS AMONG 14 DEAD IN HOTEL FIRE.

14 BODIES RECOVERED FROM CHARRED EMBERS OF NEW YORK RESORT -- 18 ARE STILL MISSING.

SCORES OF INJURED STILL IN HOSPITAL AFTER MIDNIGHT TRAGEDY.

Haines Falls, N. Y., July 15 -- (AP) -- Fourteen bodies have been recovered at noon today from the ruins of the Twilight Inn which was burned early yesterday. Two of the bodies were identified. They were DR. G. LIVINGSTON BISHOP, a retired Episcopalian clergyman of Philadelphia, and MRS. CORNELIUS P. ERKENBACKER, of Cincinnati.
Identification of the other twelve bodies and of others who may be taken from the ruins will be almost impossible in the absence of wearing apparel or other marks. Two bodies found in the basement of the hotel today were but charred bits of bone and ashes.
A large number of relatives of former guests at the inn came here today to assist in identification. The list of missing remained at approximately eighteen and the hotel management fears that all lost their lives. A score of injured persons still are in the Tannersville emergency Red Cross hospital.

Tannersville, N. Y., July 15 -- (AP) -- Search was made today in the ruins of the Twilight Inn for additional bodies of guests and employes believed to have lost their lives when flames turned the three story wooden structure into a roaring furnace yesterday.
Eleven bodies had been recovered from the smoking mass of the debris that marked the site of the hotel.
A revised list of the missing, issued by the inn contained 18 names, eleven of them women and two children. The bodies already rescued counted for eleven of these but they were charred beyond recognition.
MISS HANNA HYATT, thru here knowledge of Twilight Inn enabled 12 guests trapped on an upper floor, to escape.
Cornered in a hallway from which escape seemed impossible, she remembered a trap door in the floor of a small porch nearby, which would lead to a fire escape. This she pointed out to the guests, all of whom escaped uninjured. MISS HYATT started down, fell and broke two ribs.

The Lima News Ohio 1926-07-15

Listing of Dead and Injured from the:
Oneonta Daily Star New York 1926-07-15

Partial list of the dead and missing follows:
MRS. RICHARD T. HENNESSEY, New York.
ERNEST POSTZACH, Brooklyn.
MRS. H. L. BEARDSLEY and Son, Waterbury, Conn.
MRS. CORNELIUS ECKENBRECKER, Orange, N. J.
REV. LIVINGSTON BISHOP, Philadelphia.
MRS. BRUNTON, address unknown.
MISS ANNE MILLBANK, New York.
MRS. HENRIETTA FICKEN, Brooklyn.
MR. and MRS. RICHARD ENGEL, Brooklyn.
KATE THOMAS and FLORENCE MONROE, waitresses.
MARY HOLMES, Haines Falls.
MRS. ISABELLA BROOKS, New York.
WILLIAM DeARMON, Mrs. Brooks' grandson.
MRS. ERDELIN, wife of the chef.
CARL STRYKER, watchman.
Partial List of Those Injured.
The injured at the Tannersville emergency hospital are:
MRS. DOROTHY PNERSCH, Bernardsville, N. J., burns about face and body.
MRS. F. D. BACKUS, New York, fractured elbow and possible fracture of skull.
OSCAR BACKUS, New York, burns and cuts.
MRS. EMMA MATTUSCH, New York, broken ankle and sprained back.
W. S. ROCKELL, New York, broken foot.
MRS. LAURA M. GARRETT, New York, fractured thigh.
MRS. NELLIE MONSALVALGE, Forest Hills, fractured arm and broken foot bones.
MRS. PETER MARTIN and little Son, Jersey City, the mother, with a fractured leg and elbow and cuts about the body.
MRS. MAY FLEMING, Jersey City, fractured leg.
Other Victims who were taken to Lockhurst hotel, Haines Falls, included:
MISS ESTELLE HARRIS, New York, two ribs broken and back injured.
MISS KATHERINE E. RUSSELL, New York, suffering from shock.
MRS. JULIA BENTRON and son, BERNARD, Brooklyn, both suffering from shock.
MRS. EDWARD A CARTER and Son, JOHN, Brooklyn, mother with nose broken and both suffering from shock.
MRS. HELEN HOY, Bellefonte, Pa., and MISS BEATRICE NAYLOR, Norristown, Pa., suffering from shock.