Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wednesday's Child-Gretchen Dorn

While researching peripheral family members to find more information on my great grandfather, I found this distant relative, Gretchen Dorn. She was my grandmother's cousin's husband's niece. She died in the Collinwood School fire on March 4, 1908 in Collinwood, Cuyahoga County,Ohio. A total of 172 children, 2 teachers and 1 rescuer died in the fire. Here is a headline and partial list of deaths from The Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, Indiana, March 4, 1908.
Here is photograph of Gretchen from Find a Grave. Unfortunately I cannot find a source for the picture.
Here is more information about the fire, though it hasn't been updated since 2004.

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