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Brooklyn Theater Fire Victims
A Virtual Cemetery created by: BKGenie
Description: On the night of December 5, 1876, over 300 people (including some of the actors)who had come to see the popular actress Kate CLAXTON in "The Two Orphans" died in a fire that engulfed the Brooklyn Theatre. The L-shaped theater built in 1871, occupied a large portion of the Johnson Street blockfront. Started by a kerosene lamp, that swept up the ceiling and turned the auditorium into an inferno. The theatre had no fire escapes and ond only 5 narrow exits.Unidentified bodies were buried in a common grave in Green-Wood Cemetery.A monument was erected to the victims of one of the worst fires in history. Modern fire prevention in public places resulted in part from the tragedy.
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Broderick, Patrick 161969646
b. 1857 d. Dec. 5, 1876
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Bryant, William A 161976237
b. 1853 d. Dec. 5, 1876
No cemetery
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Calhoun, Samuel 161977747
b. unknown d. Dec. 5, 1876
No cemetery
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Crandall, William E 161977914
b. 1847 d. Dec. 5, 1876
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Frankirk, William H 161982102
b. 1849 d. Dec. 5, 1876
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Allen, Jacob 161958718
b. 1838 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Calvary Cemetery
Woodside
Queens County
New York, USA
Bresmon, John 161969540
b. 1859 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Calvary Cemetery
Woodside
Queens County
New York, USA
Dempsey, Thomas J 161979512
b. 1856 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Calvary Cemetery
Woodside
Queens County
New York, USA
Ashwell, Joseph 145790872
b. unknown d. Dec. 5, 1876
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Devoe, Charles E. 96304161
b. Sep. 23, 1858 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Alberti, Amanda 161958128
b. 1859 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Anquinos, Edward De "Eddie" 161959036
b. 1861 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Armstrong, Christopher 91060212
b. 1854 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Barrett, William H., Jr 91060324
b. 1851 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Boyle, Robert B. 91060406
b. 1838 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Brown, William 161973828
b. 1859 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Bunce, Henry M 161749949
b. 1854 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Burton, William F 161977015
b. 1862 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Cassidy, Michael 91067753
b. unknown d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Collins, Daniel F 8954239
b. 1862 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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Elliott, James 153708567
b. 1847 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Evans, Sidney 161981666
b. 1851 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Faron, Hamilton B. 142340560
b. 1851 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Frank, William 116160864
b. 1855 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Gassert, Charles E 91072576
b. 1857 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Hawkins, Samuel 91072932
b. 1855 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Leyden, James 91132863
b. 1845 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
McNally, Henry F. 91133245
b. 1856 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Mowbray, John T. 91133617
b. 1850 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Oram, Stephen 58817288
b. unknown d. Dec. 5, 1876
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Addison, John 161958255
b. 1850 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Cassidy, James 161748994
b. 1860 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Chichester, Thomas H. 152162696
b. 1852 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Conroy, Michael 161748931
b. 1858 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Cowen, James 161977840
b. 1856 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Cullum, James J 161978074
b. 1861 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Curren, Richard 145791591
b. unknown d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Devine, Thomas 119411962
b. 1851 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Doner, Hugh 96703812
b. Dec. 5, 1846 d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Doner, James 96704134
b. unknown d. Dec. 5, 1876
Holy Cross Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
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