A Virtual Cemetery created by BKGene

Brooklyn Theater Fire Victims

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.

185 memorials
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John Addison

1850 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Amanda Alberti

1859 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Louis Alberti

1859 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Jacob Allen

1838 – 5 Dec 1876

Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA

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Edward De “Eddie” Anquinos

1861 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Christopher Armstrong

1854 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Arturo Arnas

1846 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Joseph Ashwell

unknown – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Gustav B Auerbach

1839 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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William H. Barrett, Jr

1851 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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William Bennett

1850 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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Robert B. Boyle

1838 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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John Bresmon

1859 – 5 Dec 1876

Woodside, Queens County, New York, USA

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Patrick Broderick

1857 – 5 Dec 1876
Unknown
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Hannah A Brown

1840 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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William Brown

1859 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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William A Bryant

1853 – 5 Dec 1876
Unknown
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Henry M Bunce

1854 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

 Claude De B Burroughs
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Claude De B Burroughs

1850 – 5 Dec 1876

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

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William F Burton

1862 – 5 Dec 1876

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

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