Matt Walter Murto

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Walter Murto

Also Known As: "Matti"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Michigan, United States
Death: December 24, 1913 (10)
Italian Hall, Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States (crushed)
Place of Burial: Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Matt Murto and Mary Wuokilla
Brother of Minnie Murto; Catherine Murto; Edward Murto; Arnie Murto; John Murto and 2 others

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About Matt Walter Murto

Walter (Matti) Murto, of Finnish descent, was 9 years old in 1913. He attended a Christmas party on 24 December 1913 that was held upstairs at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan. Someone shouted "Fire" at the party. The attendees tried to escape by rushing down the stairs. doors at the base of the stairs were closed. A total of 73 people, mostly children, were crushed to death at the base of the stairs, including Matti.

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Matt Walter Murto's Timeline

1903
January 30, 1903
Michigan, United States
1913
December 24, 1913
Age 10
Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States
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Calumet, Houghton, Michigan, United States