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

MacCARTHY, EILEEN, N., 25 Tarney Lane, Brockton.
McCARTHY, TIMOTHY, 36 Washington street, Boston.
MILLER, RAY W., 52 Macy street, Southbridge.
MacFARLAND, MARGARET, Mansfield street, Allston.
MARKS, MEYER, 36 Park street, Brookline.
MARTEL, RAYMOND B., 499 Hamilton street, Southbridge.
McLEAN (or McLAIN), WILLIAM R., 359 Court street, Plymouth.
McCANN, JOHN, 169 Walnut street, Leominster.
MURRAY, JOHN JOSEPH, 30, Woodford street, Dorchester.
McLAUGHLIN, ARTHUR G., 30 Fordham street, West Newton.
MURPHY, ROBERT S., no address.
MELVIN, FRED, 33 Magazine street, Cambridge.
MEADE, ARTHUR D., 219 Rich street, Glens Falls, N. Y.
MULLIN, H., U. S. N., no address.
MOBATA, ANTHONY, no address.
MARCHI, PAUL, 125 Webster street, Arlington.
MAHONEY, MARGARET, no address.
MURPHY, JOHN E., 38 Main street, Framingham.
MOOSA, JOHN, 339 Main street, Worcester.
MESEIVE, WILBUR S., 4 Culting street, Winchester.
McDERMOTT, (Stage name GRACE VAUGHN), 200 West 54th street, New York city.
MARCANA, MARLO, 118 Richmond street, Boston.
McDONOUGH, MARTHA, U. S. Naval Training Station, Rhode Island.
MURPHY, CATHERINE, no address.
MURPHY, CATHERINE, Willett street, Quincy.
McMILLAN, MRS. DONALD, 40 Rutbain street, Quincy.
MULERK, MARY A., South avenue, Attleboro.
MORRIS, LOUISE, 51 Jackson street, Cambridge.
MORRISON, ROBERT, 63 Jackson street, Providence, R. I.
MURRAY, MRS. ALICE, 30 Woodford street, Dorchester.
MOROTTA, ALICE, 79 Tremont street, Lynn.
MYERS, LOUIS J., 25 Plant court, Jamaica Plain.
McDEVITT, VERNA G., 39 Pleasant street, Hudson.
MacDONALD, NORMA, 39 Worley street, West Roxbury.
MASON, MARIE, 39 Chestnut street, Boston.
McCANN, JOHN R., 169 Walnut street, Leominster.
McCANN, KATHERINE, 115 Fairway drive, West Newton.
McCARTHY, ELEANOR, 18 Hodgdon terrace, West Roxbury.
McCULLOUGH, NATALIE, 151 Main street, Saugus.
McGREEVY, RUTH, 200 Bellevue street, West Roxbury.
NASH, HELEN, no address.
NASH, JOHN L., 47 Cushing street, Quincy.
NOYES, Lieut. JOHN, no address, Chicago.
NELSON, CARL E., 32 Coolidge avenue, Braintree.
NOYES, ROBERT R., 455 Spring street, West Bridgewater.
NOYES, MRS. JOHN, Lake Forest, Ill.
NORTON, ROBERT, no address.
O'NEIL, THOMAS H., 460 Chancery street, New Bedford.
O'BRIEN, FRANCIS A., 25 Stockton street, Dorchester.
OBER, DOUGLAS, 40 Woodbine terrace, Auburndale.
O'SULLIVAN, MARY, Berkshire avenue, Holyoke.
O'NEILL, KATHLEEN, 87 Mason terrace, Brookline.
O'BRIEN, HELEN, 12 Fletcher terrace, Watertown.
O'NEIL, ANNA, 28 Decatur court, Boston.
O'DEA, HANNAH, G., 1395 Washington street, Norwood.
O'DEA, WINIFRED, 1395 Washington street, Norwood.
O'NEIL, MRS. CLAUDIA, 101 Montgomery street, Cambridge.
O'NEIL, ISABELLE E., Highland avenue, Fall River.
PRESSE, RICHARD, Dorchester.
PREZIOSO, VINCENT H., 35, Somerville.
PRENDERGAST, RODERIC, 265 Mason terrace, Brookline.
PLENTY, SHADRACK E., 200 Norfolk street, Cambridge.
PENARDI, DOMINIC, no address.
PARE, NORMAN J., 88 George street, Medford.
PIKOS, JOHN P., no address.
PREBLE, RUTH IRENE, 35 Warren street, Medford.
PIERCE, RICHARD F., 107 Ocean street, Dorchester.
PLACE, FULO M., 244 Nevada street, Newtonville.
PROLE, HAZEL M., 19 Worth street, Worcester.
POWELL, JOHN, Cambridge.
PLAGER, RICHARD, Walnut street, Chelsea.
PLAYDON, MARILEN, 32 Elm street, Rockville, Conn.
POWERS, DOROTHY, 415 West Fourth street, South Boston.
QUINLAN, JOHN L., U. S. A., no address.
RAYNER, OSBORN S., U. S. army engineers.
ROSS, EDWARD J., Roxbury.
RUSSELL, CARL BENSON, Dayton, O.
ROLAND, W. J., U. S. C. G., Gladstone, Mich.
RIVOIRE, HENRY, Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy.
RAPP, WALTER R., no address.
ROSENBAMB, ALBERT D., 49 Cutler street, Winthrop.
RILEY, CARLTON B., 15 Prescott street, Boston.
ROBINSON, BROADDUS, 76 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge.
ROGERS, MILDRED A., 50 Varnum street, Lowell.
ROUMELIOTIS, CHRISTINE, 479 Essex street, Lynn.
RUSSELL, ROBERTA, 32 Clark street, Everett.
ROSENBAUM, DORIS, 63 Shirley avenue, Revere.
RIBKIN, PAULINE, 62 Clements road, Newton.
ROBERTO, MARY, 4 Emerald street, Wakefield.
RUBIN, MYRNA, 35 Chester avenue, Chelsea.
RYAN, LAURA W., 75 Cleveland street, Arlington.
RESNICK, ALICE, 19 Browning avenue, Dorchester.

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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.