Mass Funeral for Fire Victims (CH1-A Vol. 11 #246)
Date Of Production
December 5 1958
Silent Telenews newsreel covering the Solemn Requiem Mass and funeral service held for 27 of the 95 victims of the December 1, 1958 fire at Our Lady of the Angels School in Chicago. The Mass was held at the Illinois National Guard Armory in Humboldt Park on Dec. 5, 1958 and drew 7,000 mourners. The reel ends with scenes at a cemetery (possibly Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside), as some of the caskets are lowered into the ground.