Portland, ME House Fire, Aug 1902

FIVE PERISH IN A FIRE.

FOUR CHILDREN AND A SERVANT GIRL SUFFOCATED -- VAIN EFFORT OF FIREMEN TO SAVE THEM.

Portland, Me., Aug. 24. -- The four children of WILLIAM KRONBERG and his servant girl were suffocated in a fire today.
The dead are:
SADIE, aged seventeen.
MOSES, aged fifteen.
EDWARD, aged sixteen.
CHARLES, aged eight.
MISS ANNIE MARCUS.
The fire was in a two-and-a-half story house. When the fireman arrived MR. KRONBERG, the father, stood half clad on the sidewalk calling piteously for them to go to the aid of the children, but there was no chance for them.
The firemen raised their extension ladder against the front of the house. Two men ran up, but they were balked by the flames at the second floor windows. The body of the servant girl was found when an entrance was gained to the third story. Two of the boys were lying dead on the floor near the front window. MR. KRONBERG'S wife was taken to the hospital Friday night, and is in such a condition that the death of her children has not been announced to her.

New York Times New York 1902-08-25