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 Ida Visco

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Ida Visco

  • Birth 1917 Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Jan 1928 Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 39, Range 8, Lot 28
  • Memorial ID 5993830

Ida was one of six victims of the fire that gutted the Germantown Community Centre, Haines and Morton Streets in Germantown's Little Italy section.

She was one of six girls who were trapped on a metal balcony on the third-floor of the building. The balcony was enclosed by wire mesh which, incidentally, was put there to keep the children from falling into the street.

Firefighters scrambled to cut the wire but by the time they did the girls were overcome with smoke and suffered severe burns over more than half their little bodies.

Thousands of people went to the victims homes to pay their respects and thousands more lined the streets of Chelten Avenue in Germantown for their funerals.

The other five victims of the fire were: Frances Pifani, Mary Di Pompeo, Mary Di Tommaso, Mary Dima, and Sylvia Bressi.


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  • Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
  • Added: 24 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5993830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Visco (1917–11 Jan 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5993830, citing Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Di Giacomo (contributor 16208410) .