Muddy River News has completed its publication of the series of essays on the St. Francis School Fire of 1899. The fire resulted in the deaths of 12 girls buried at St. Boniface Cemetery. The tragedy marked one of the saddest chapters of the Quincy community’s history.
St. Francis Solanus Parish has a “12 Little Angels Collection” to honor the girls lost in the fire. The funds provide tuition assistance to children attending St. Francis School.
If you would like to remember these loved ones, consider a donation to the fund:
Any amount would no doubt be appreciated.
The series was written by Carolyn Freas Rapp and was dedicated to her mother-in-law, Lucille Middendorf Rapp, whose father, George Middendorf, was present at the fire, and relative, Colletta, was one of the girls lost.
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