Harry (Henry) Stark Hitchcock, aka Harry Murdoch, Actor, 1845-1876, Victim Brooklyn Theatre Fire

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    Image: Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, 1876, by Anonymous (Project Gutenberg)



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    Phila.Inquirer 7 Dec 1876


    One of 300 deaths of Brooklyn Theatre Fire December 5, 1876. Mass grave in Greenwood Cemetery Brooklyn for 103 unidentifiable bodies marked by stone obelisk.

    H.S. Hitchcock aka H.S. Murdoch using his mother's surname, a name with family members already in the acting profession. Buried in Woodlands Cemetery Philadelphia.




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    Brooklyn Theatre Fire aftermath - 1876


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    New York Times Ground Plan, Menu, Dec 7, 1876


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    Theatre fires and panics: their causes and prevention. By William Paul Gerhard, 1896

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