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Our Lady of Angels School Fire Victims
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Scout Finch
Description: On December 1, 1958, a fire broke out in the basement of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School in Chicago, Illinois. This was the educational home to around 1,600 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The suspicious fire started in a cardboard barrel in the basement of the school around 2:15 pm. By 2:30 the fire had quickly spread throughout the school, trapping those in the second floor classrooms. Eighty-seven children and three nuns/teachers died in the fire. Three more critically injured children died before Christmas followed by two more in 1959, the last one on August 9, 1959. Ninety-five died total, 92 students and three nuns. A student confessed, but retracted his confession in court, to this day, no true cause or person responsible has ever been officially declared in this monumental tragedy.
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Jajkowski, John Michael, Jr 5105631
b. Sep. 18, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Kalinowski, Angeline J. 15721332
b. Jul. 23, 1944 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Karwacki, Diane 14333148
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Bloomfield Cemetery
Pell Lake
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
Kelley, Sr Mary Seraphica 12140139
b. Nov. 12, 1915 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
King, Joseph Anthony 5329371
b. 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Kompanowski, Kenneth Richard 15721423
b. Nov. 11, 1944 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Kompanowski, Richard Robert 15721449
b. Mar. 17, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Kucan, Margaret M. 8518845
b. Aug. 25, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Kuzma, Patricia Diane 15721529
b. Aug. 14, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
LaMantia, Annette A. 5329382
b. 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
LaPlaca, Rose Ann 5329400
b. 1945 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Lyng, Sr Mary St. Canice 12164024
b. Oct. 11, 1914 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Maffiola, Joseph 15685421
b. 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Makowski, Raymond 15721569
b. Dec., 1945 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Malinski, Linda Joyce 14267885
b. Jan. 24, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Manganello, John 15732188
b. Aug. 2, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Mele, John Joseph 15721380
b. 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Modica, Joseph D. 5329353
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Moravec, James R. "Jimmie" 15769441
b. 1946 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Moretti, Mary Ellen 5329348
b. 1946 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Neubert, Charles J 15769555
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Nieri, Lorraine 15769615
b. 1946 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Olechowski, Janet 15721289
b. 1945 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Pacini, Yvonne 15769696
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Patrasso, Antoinette 15769736
b. Nov. 13, 1947 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Pawlik, Eileen 10194017
b. 1945 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Perry, Carolyn 15685570
b. 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Pesoli, Elaine 15769772
b. Aug. 23, 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Pettenon, Mary Ellen 12140743
b. Jul. 23, 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Joseph Cemetery
River Grove
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Pikinski, Edward 15769859
b. Jan. 5, 1947 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Pilas, Nancy 15685630
b. 1945 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Piscopo, Frank 15685690
b. Jun. 17, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Profita, James Joseph 5329402
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Ragona, James 15769910
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Ramlow, Roger Alan 5329364
b. 1945 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Riche, Nancy 15769952
b. 1946 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Saint Adalbert Catholic C...
Niles
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Sansonetti, Margaret Anne "Peggy" 5329378
b. Sep. 21, 1948 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Santangelo, Diane Marie 5329404
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Queen of Heaven Catholic ...
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Sarno, Joanne 14334369
b. 1949 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Sarno, William 15685856
b. 1945 d. Dec. 1, 1958
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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