Dallas, TX Elm Hotel Fire, Mar 1932

FOUR KILLED IN HOTEL HOLOCAUST

Dallas, Texas Hostelry Scene of Fatal Fire; Five Reported Hurt

DALLAS. Texas. March 22 -- Four persons were burned to death in a fire which early today swept through the Elm Hotel.

The dead: W. P. Bodenheimer, 55, Dallas; J. C. Granger, 50, Chicago; Frank Fisher, 40, Little Rock, Ark.; and Grover Hobson, [illegible - possibly 69] of Sheman [sic], Texas.

Thirteen other guests, including men, women and children fled to the streets clad only in night clothing.

The Circleville Herald, Circleville, OH 22 Mar 1932

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Four Perish When Trapped in Dallas Hotel

Dallas, March 22 -- Four men, two of them cripples, were trapped in their rooms and burned to death early today when fire swept the Elm hotel, a small second-story establishment in the downtown district. Five others were injured.

The dead: W. H. Bodenheimer, 55; Frank Fisher, 40; Grover Hobson, and Frank G. Granger, 50.

Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, TX 22 Mar 1932

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The dead are W. H. Bodenheimer, card writer and painter, Frank Fisher of Chicago, laborer, Grover Hobson, cripple, and Frank G. Granger of Chicago, crippled real estate and rental worker.

Origin of the fire was undetermined. Hazel Wood, eleven years old, who also lived in the hotel, was awakened by the fire and she and her mother gave the alarm. The rear stairway of the building was blocked by the flames. Several other guests escaped down the front stairs.

Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 23 Mar 1932