Toledo, OH Niagara Hotel Fire, Apr 1915

Seymour Daily Republican newspaper, Seymour, IN
Monday 5 April 1915; Page 2

SEVERAL DIE IN HOTEL FIRE
Five Seriously Injured When Toledo, O., Hotel Burns

Toledo, O., April 5 - Several persons are believed to have been burned to death and five seriously injured in a fire, which destroyed the Niagara Hotel here.

One body so far, Mrs. J. L. FRYE of Adrian, Michigan, has been recovered. The body was found by firemen lying on the floor in a room on the second floor. The woman had wrapped a towel around her mouth in vain efforts to save her life. A pair of trousers and shoes were also found in the room. The coroner believes they belonged to the woman's husband. His body, however, has not yet been located.

The injured include Captain TUYTE of No. 3 Engine Company, back broken and internal injuries, who will die.*

The flames stated in the store room of the People's Outfitting Company in the basement of the hotel. The cause is unknown. The loss is $50,000.

Fire Chief Elling states that ninety guests were registered. Eight are still unaccounted for.

*From Jamie Ferguson at the Toledo, Ohio Fire Museum

According our records, the spelling his last name is different than what you have. We list it as Tuite. Thomas E. Tuite.

Born on June 12, 1867

Appointed to the fire dept on May 22, 1893

He was injured at the Niagara Hotel Fire, however he returned to work on May 22, 1915.

He was injured one more time on January 1. 1922 when he slipped on the ice.

Retired on June 1, 1934

Died on January 29, 1941.