Boston, MA Cocoanut Grove Club Fire, Nov 1942

Cocoanut Grove Night Club Fire from wikipedia.org Front View Of Building Side View of Building Memorial Plaque Memorial Plaque

UP-TO-THE-MINUTE LIST OF DEAD IN BOSTON FIRE.
Boston, Nov. 30 (UP) -- Following is a list of the identified dead in the Cocoanut Grove disaster:
ALARIO, JOSEPH G., 54 Norton street, Dorchester.
ASHER, HARRY, Gardner Hotel, Boston.
ABERNATHY, JOHN H., lieutenant, junior grade, U. S. C. G.
ASHLAND, CHARLES, lieutenant, no address.
ASHE, LOUIS J., 143 Summer street, Quincy.
ANSIN, BEATRICE, 27 Channing road, Brookline.
AMBROSE, MARION, 42 Fine street, Winchester.
ANDERSON, SHIRLEY E., 10 Belknap street, Arlington.
ARNOLD, JR., HERBERT COLLINS, 1175 East Broadway, Hewlett, N. Y.
ALAMU, JOSEPH, 34 Norton street, Dorchester.
ABERNATHY, CATHERINE M., 410 Memorial drive, Cambridge.
ANTICO, MISS SOPHIA, 1 Benedict street, Somerville.
ARMSTRONG, FRANK, 60 Forest avenue, Framingham.
BORATYN, JOSEPH A., 47 Edgemere avenue, Whitinsville.
BERNSTEIN, JOSEPH M., 58 Kenwood street, Portland, Me.
BELZANINI, FRANK J., 50 Connecticut avenue, East Natick.
BAUER, KAROL RAYMOND, 298 Beacon street, Boston.
BIZZOZORO, ERNEST, 17 Squantum road, Quincy.
BELLOWS, HIRAM, 96 Morris street, Southbridge.
BAER, ARNOLD N., 10 Florence street, Dover, N. H.
BRENNAN, MARGARET, 45 Temple street, Boston.
BRODERICK, ARTHUR, 57 Neile street, Marlboro.
BROOKS, VIRGINIA, 817 Shawmut avenue, Boston.
BERNSTEIN, AMELIA, no address.
BIGGER, ROBERT, A., no address.
BRADY, ALICE R., 274 East street, East Walpole.
BREWSTER, JOSEPH M., 79 Falmouth street, Portland, Me.
BAGLEY, JOHN E., 4 Brooks street, Whitinsville.
BANER, KAROL R., 298 Beacon street, Boston.
BENNETT, DR. GORDON, no address.
CARRONE, JR., PAUL, 4 Chisholm road, Brighton.
CLANCY, 18 Narragansett road, Quincy.
COBB, JOHN C., 614 South Quincy street, Green Bay, Wisc.
CAPARELLA, FELIX J., 44 High street, Waltham.
CONNELLY, ARTHUR R., 11 Normandy road, Newton.
CHARLES, ROBERT B., 121 Elmwood avenue, Oak Park, Ill.
CUSHING, JOHN S., Landing road, Hampton, Va.
COHEN, EARL, 141 Homestead street, Roxbury.
COURTENAY, PATRICK, J., 21 Stearns street, Cambridge.
CARADONNA, VITO, 21 Merrymount street, Quincy.
CROWLEY, JOSEPH D., 65 Rockland street, West Roxbury.
CASAVANT, STEPHEN O., 28 Dresser street, Southbridge.
CARROLL, JOSEPH A., 69 Academy avenue, East Weymouth.
CATE, HENRY, ensign, no address.
CLARK, CLYDE C., 171 Cort street, Keene, N. H.
CLARK, MRS. CLYDE C., 171 Cort street, Keene, N. H.
COLLINS, ERNEST A., 1175 North Broadway, Newlett, N. Y.
CORNICK, HARRY J., 86 Bowdoin street, Dorchester.
COLEMAN, ROBERT J., 184 Greeley street, Clinton.
COLEMAN, MRS. ROBERT J., 184 Greeley street, Clinton.
COHEN, SLAURA, 82 Fowler street, Dorchester.
CAREY, JOSEPH, alias CHARLES SHEEHAN, no address.
COUGHLIN, WILLIAM, 69 Bryant street, Quincy.
CONLEY, MARGARET, 722 Commonwealth avenue, Boston.
CAPONI, JR., CHARLES, 44 Wellsmere road, Roslindale.
CARBONI, RUTH M., 4 Cheswick street, Brighton.
CARMOHN, RUTH, Stearns road, Brookline.
CAFARELLO, MRS. HELEN L., 44 High street, Waltham.
COLLINS, JOHN J., 134 Walnut street, Chelsea.
CONNELL, FRANCIS, 158 Orange street, Roslindale.
CURTIN, NORMINE, 42 Play street, Cambridge.
CHALIBRAS, ANNA, 232 Vernon street, Worcester.
CAMPBELL, JAMES, no address.
COHEN, EVELYN, 141 Homestead street, Roxbury.
CAFARELLA, FELIX, 44 High street, Waltham.
CAMERON, EDNA M., 17 Washington street, Maiden.
CHIAMPA, JENNIE, 220 Hanover street, Boston.
COLBURN, GEORGE P., 39 Atherton street, Roxbury.
COLEMAN, MAXINE, Hotel Bradford, Hollywood, Cal.
CURTIN, ELAINE W. D., Eastham.
DONOVAN, WILLIAM F., Roxbury.
DUCEY, JOHN T., 22, 17 Abbot street Medford.
DOWNER, GERALD, 17, Columbus street, Beverly.
DONOVAN, JOHN A., 25 Chesboro street, West Roxbury.
DINEEN, JOSEPH, 5 Watson place, Winchester.
DOYLE, JOHN F., 522 Green street, Cambridge.
DE MATTEO, JOHN A., 185 Cornell street, Roslindale.
DELANDES, DONALD, U. S. C. G.
DEVINE, THOMAS A., 29 Homer road, Quincy.
DUHAMEL, CHARLES, 19 High street, Millis.
DILLON, JOHN, no address.
DOENDOLET, Lt. ARTHUR, U. S. N., 81 Highland avenue, Cambridge.
DATIE, EARL, Myrtle street, Ashland.
DOREHMAL, CHARLES M., no address.
DERBYSHIRE, ROBERT, 20 Fanneull street, Waltham.
DER STANDIG, DONALD, 220 Chelsea street, East Boston.
DEIGNAN, ALICE G., no address.
DUGGAN, MARY, no address.
DEFILIEPPO, MARIA, 36 Cottage street, East Boston.
DALEY, HELEN J., 26 Clinton street, Roxbury.
DORSEY, JOHN T., 15 Pilgrim road, North Weymouth.
DUCEY, ALICE, 15 Pilgrim road, North Weymouth.
ECHERLE, LAWRENCE, 422 West 58th street, Kansas City.
ESTES, JEROME, U. S. C. G., address unknown.
ELLIOTT, JR., JESSE D., address unknown.
ELLIOTT, MARION M., 46 Dickman road, Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
EDWARDS, JOHN W., naval student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
FITCH, H. R., 63 Institute road, Worcester.
FORD, JAMES H., Allston.
FOGEL, EDWARD J., Cambridge.
FARIOHOFF, SALVO, Dorchester, an army air cadet.
FITZGERALD, WILFRED H., Lake street, Wilmington.
FITZGERALD, JAMES A., Lake street, Wilmington.
FITZGERALD, JOHN, Lake street, Wilmington.
FITZGERALD, HENRY, Lake street, Wilmington.
FORTUNATI, JOSEPH, Hanson street, Somerville.
FORSI, WARREN E., Bluff street, Worcester.
FITZGERALD, MICHAEL J., 103 Grey street, Arlington.
FEENEY, TIMOTHY A., Oakland street, Medford.
FEINGOLD, HAROLD, 97 Miner street, Providence, R. I.
FALCONE, SAMUEL, 1 Verdi road, Worcester.
FORD, ALBERT R., 40 Cutler street, Winthrop.
FALCONE, SAMUEL, 112 East Central street, Worcester.
FANCI, JR., CHARLES M., 161 Cliff road, Wellesley.
FERRAOLI, SALVATORE, 159 Adams stret, Dorchester.
FORD, HAROLD J., Easton street, Allston.
FITZGERALD, MARGUERITE, 69 Bryant avenue, Quincy.
FRUTMAN, MRS. JEANNE, 59 Auburn street, Brookline.
FOX, MILDRED L., 6 Washington avenue, Cambridge.
FITZGERALD, MICHAEL J., 141 Shore drive, Quincy.
FLOOD, (FLOYD), ELIZABETH, 36 Webster street, Quincy.
FORD, JOSEPH A., 21 Williams street, Southbridge.
FORD, LAURENCE T., 55 Plymouth street, Quincy.
FINE, EDNA, 50 St. Paul street, Brookline.
FINNEGAN, PAULINE, Clearview avenue, Stoneham.
FISHER, THEODORE, 1666 Commonwealth avenue, Brighton.
FEENEY, MRS. MARGARET, Oakland avenue, Medford.

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Comments

Ruth Knox

My dad was Edward Knox, Ruth's brother. My older sister is named after Ruth. How are you related? Dianne Knox

My Grandfather is a survivor

My Grandfather is a survivor of the coconut grove and is still alive today. he helped save many people, a documentary was even mad on him because of his courage.

1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire- relative last name was Sullivan

Hi Louise Sullivan O'Brien,

Sorry to hear about your aunt. My grandfather's first cousin also perished in the Cocoanut Grove Fire. My father was 15 at the time. He does not remember her first name but her last name was Sullivan and her family lived in Quincy.

After doing research on the fire to determine my grandfather's cousin's first name, I found your 2 posts. My father's name is John Henson and so was his father and grandfather. (My grandfather and father lived in New York City).

Was your grandmother's maiden name Henson? It may be possible that you are my father's second cousin. Please email me to let me know. I tried to reply to your posts but not sure if you received my comments. My email is mjmb94@aol.com.

Thank you,

Jean Marie

1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire

Hi Louise,

Sorry to hear about your aunt. My grandfather's first cousin also perished in the Cocoanut Grove Fire. My father was 15 at the time. He does not remember her first name but her last name was Sullivan and her family lived in Quincy.

After doing research on the fire to determine my grandfather's cousin's first name, I found your 2 posts. My father's name is John Henson and so was his father and grandfather. (My grandfather and father lived in New York City).

Was your grandmother's maiden name Henson? It may be possible that you are my father's second cousin. Please email me to let me know. I have old photos taken in Quincy. My email is mjmb94@aol.com.

Thank you,

Jean Marie

1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire

Hi Louise,

My grandfather's 1st cousin perished in the Cocoanut Grove Fire. My father doesn't remember her first name but her last name was Sullivan. He remembers having an Aunt Jennie Sullivan that lived in Quincy.
After doing some research on the fire, I found your 2 posts. My father's name is John Henson and so was his father and grandfather. They all lived in New York City. Was your grandmother's maiden name Henson? It may be possible that you are my father's 2nd cousin. Please email me to let me know. I have a few old photos taken in Quincy. My email is mjmb94@aol.com.

Thank you,

Jean Marie

1942 Cocoanut Grove Fire

I was a child of five, when this happened. My Aunt Louise Sullivan whom
I was named after. She was identified, as I was told, by her engagement ring.
She and Larry had gone into Boston to celebrate their engagement.
They had intended to go to another establishment, but it was full.
Instead they went to the Coconut Grove.
Her Family lived in Quincy. Her mother's name was Jane Sullivan. All her brothers Chris, Joe, Hubert, and Dan worked at the Fore River Shipyard. My father being Chris.
I have followed articles to learn more. But, have never seen her name listed.
But have held her spirit in my heart, and prayers.
Louise J. Sullivan O'Brien

Katie, Do you happen to know

Katie,
Do you happen to know the name of John C. Cobb's roommate at the time of the fire? I'm guessing your mother probably knew but don't know if she shared that information. I'm trying to do some research, my great-uncle William Roland was the other man with John Cobb's party. He's from Gladstone, MI and I'm from Green Bay, WI, which I thought was a bit of a coincidence. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Erin

Gilbert Williams Winslow Who got killed at Cocoanut Grove

I am looking for info. on where Gilbert Williams Winslow and Betty Winslow who got killed at the Cocoanut Grove Fire are buried?

Dotty Metzger aka Dotty Myles

My mother is Barbara Metzger, she was married to Dotty's cousin Alvin Metzger (my stepfather). I have an old magazine that features a first hand interview with Dotty after the fire. I would be happy to copy and send via email if you like. Incredible story...

Paul, you would be my

Paul, you would be my cousin. I was named after my Aunt Louise. I do not believe that my Grandmother and Grandfather were at the Cocoanut Grove that evening. My father Matthias, was the one who had to work and decline the invitation to go out that evening. It is true that my Grandmother then my Grandfather passed away within months of Louise's passing. We used to have a picture of our Aunt Louise hanging in our living room, I do believe that that picture is now in the possession of another of our cousins. I lost contact with most of my familly after my own father's death in 1975. I sure did adore my dad. So glad that he had to work that evening.