Andrew Roberdeau Holderby
First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
DIE IN QUANTICO FIRE
Lieutenant Holderby of Marines, Daughter And Guest Are Victims
WASHINGTON, February 5, 1927 - Three persons lost their lives last night in a fire in a house at the Marine Barracks in Quantico, Virginia.
The dead are Lieutenant Andrew R. Holderby 3rd of the Marine Corps, in whose home the fire occurred; Miss Eleanor Griffin, a house guest, whose home is in Washington, and Clotilde Holderby, a 4-year-old daughter of Lieutenant Holderby.
Another house guest, Miss Carolyn Griffin, a sister of Eleanor Griffin, was badly injured and taken to the hospital at Quantico.
Lieuetnant Holderby's wife and older daughter escaped without injury.
Lieuenant Holderby was a native of Richmond, Virginia. He served in the World War and with the Marine establishment in Haiti.
The cause of the fire has not been determined. Quick action by the Marine Corps Fire Detachment prevented it from spreading to near-by barracks. The flames were extinguished within ten minutes from the time the fire was discovered.
The Holderbys, with their guests, had attended
a dance at the officers' club in the evening and had retired but a few
hours before the fire occurred.
Mrs. Clotilde Holderby, 34 years old, widow of a Marine Corps Lieuetnant, was found dead yesterday from asphyxiation by gas yesterday in her apartment in London Terrace, 420 West Twenty-fourth Street, New York City. Dr. Raymond Miles, Assistant Medical Examiner, reported that her death had been accidental.
Mrs. Holderby's husband, Lieutenant Andrew R. Holderby 3rd, and their daughter, Clotilde, 4, were burned to death in February 1927 when their home in the Marine Barracks at Quantico, Virginia, was destroyed by fire. Lieutenant Holderby had been stationed there with the Marine Aviation Corps.
The body of Mrs. Holderby was found on the floor near the kitchenette. Two gas burners had been turned on. Several saucepans were on the stove.
The medical examiner learned that she had returned
to her apartment about midnight Saturday and evidently had started to prepare
HOLDERBY, CLOTILDE W. ( December 3, 1935). Gross assets $3,055; net $1,895. To Meredith W. R. Holderby, daughter. Chief assets, stocks and bonds, $2,000. William Pitt Mason, Jr., Attorney, 7 Hanover Street.
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