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

GOSS (or GOFF), EUGENE, Blairstown, Iowa.
GORDON, ISAAC, Dorchester.
GROAN, E. J., Brookline.
GUY, HOWARD ALBERT, 174 West 81st street, New York city.
GILLIGAN, BERNARD J., County street, Attleboro.
GOODWIN, JAMES, address unknown.
GORDON, MINNIE, 36 Charlotte street, Dorchester.
GILBRIDE, CAROLINE, Grant road, Swampscott.
GROSS, E. J., 1 Addington road, Brookline.
GOULD, LESTER, 8 Soredo street, Roxbury.
GILLIS, VICTOR, 20 Main street, Auburn.
GOTTFRIED, MILDRED, 26 Wilcock street, Dorchester.
GRIFFIN, HELEN CO., 330 Primrose street, Haverhill.
GRADY, MARY G., 44 Lisbon street, Providence, R. I.
GOLDSTEIN, BEATRICE, 480 Norfolk street, Dorchester.
GARIBO, LILLIAN, 9 Dorset street, Dorchester.
GATTURNA, MRS. GRACE, 11 Zeller street, Roslindale.
GIBBON, JOSEPHINE F., 108 Chestnut avenue, Jamaica Plain.
HILDRETH, JAMES, 93 Plantation street, Worcester.
HILLMAN, DAVID, 125 Central Park West, New York city.
HIRTLE, CHARLES S., Belmont street, Belmont.
HAINES, HUBERT W., 89 Prescott street, Cambridge.
HEARNE, ALONZO, ensign, Medford.
HEALEY, MRS. EVA, 17 St. Luke's road, Allston.
HOPE, JOHN A., 1412 Beacon street, Waban.
HEALY, WILLIAM E., 15 St. Luke's road, Allston.
HYMAN, PAULINE, 75 Walnut street, Revere.
HOPE, CATHERINE, 1412 Beacon street, Wahan.
HAMILTON, CLAIRE, 430 Marlborough street, Boston.
HILDRETH, JR., CHARLES, Worcester.
HEY, St. JOHN A., Foley, Fla.
GERMAN, GEORGE, 14 Hatherly road, Brighton.
HEALY, HELEN, 10 Verdun street, Dorchester.
HOLLAND, KATHERINE M., 11 Topliff street, Dorchester.
IRELAND, Lt. CHARLES, U. S. N., address unknown.
JOHNSON, HOWARD, R., R. P. N., Somerville.
JONES, STEPHEN H., 743 Galston Drive, Baltimore, Md.
JOHNSON, ERIE A., Rollins road, Worcester.
JENKINIS, JAMES, son of Col. Walter Jenkins, Fort Bragg, N. C.
JUDKEIKIS, MRS. FRANCIS, 407 East 7th street, South Boston.
KING, WALTER M., Cambridge.
KELLEY, Sergt. JAMES, 25, U. S. M. C., 247 Bunker Hill street, Charlestown.
KLEIN, RUSSELL A., Bowdoin avenue, Dorchester.
KASNOW, GEORGE S., 1110 River street, Hyde Park.
KATZMAAN, MARTIN, U. S. N., address unknown.
KELLEY, MARY, 21 Myrtle street, Lowell.
KIRWIN, ELIZABETH, 54 Fairmont street, Maiden.
KEINEY, LAWRENCE F., 15 Colonial avenue, Dorchester.
KAHN, LOUIS J., no address.
KLUBE, ALLAN F., Richmond Hills, L. I.
KING, JOHN H., Cambridge.
KENNEY, MRS. MARIE T., 15 Colonial avenue, Dorchester.
KAPLINSKY, ANNE, 35 Martin street, Holyoke.
KARNOW, GEORGE, 203 Shurtleff street, Chelsea.
KESHEN, BARBARA, 18 Boulevard terrace, Brighton.
KNOX, RUTH, 413 East Eighth street, South Boston.
KWARTON, ESTELLE, 151 Kilsyth, terrace, Brighton.
LOW, GEORGE T., 22 Lynn street, Brockton.
LOLO, BORIS H., 14 Tinter street, Worcester.
LOWMAN, EDWARD, 81 Davis avenue, Brookline.
LINEHAN, EDWARD J., address unknown.
KUNDGREN, SIRKKA, 51 Riverdale street, Allston.
LEVY, MRS. JEAN, 100 Seaver street, Roxbury.
LEVINE, CLAIRE J., 88 Hazelton street, (no city).
LABELLA, SHIRLEY, 107 Parker avenue, Newton Highlands.

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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.