Alma Turschinski (or
Turschincky or Turschenski, depending upon the newspaper) was a
butterfly dancer in the
Grigolatis aerial dance troupe. Badly burned on
her arms and with a cut on her neck, Alma's chance of
survival was initially reported as poor. She
improved during a six-week stay at Samaritan
hospital, however, and was
then pronounced as in good condition.
Prior to the fire she was
boarding at 66 Rush Street with other members of the
In some lists her name was miss spelled as
Nothing more is known about Alma at this point. Did
she rejoin the Grigolatis? Did she return to Europe?