Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

23/2/2011

Putting History Right – List of Factory Fire Victims Complete 100 Years Later

Just before closing time on March 25, 1911, fire broke out in the top floors of the Triangle shirtwaist factory in New York City. By the time the fire was extinguished, 146 of the 500 workers were unaccounted for and presumed dead, marking one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. Many of the 146 victims were young women, some as young as 15 – most of them recent Italian and European Jewish immigrants working for a better life in America. With very little left to distinguish many of the fire victims, some were never identified. Eight unidentified victims (interments 214,654-214,661) were laid to rest under a stone monument to the Triangle garment workers in the Cemetery of the Evergreens on the border of Brooklyn and Queens. for more click here

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