Edna Margaret Joyce died attempting to save Maud Miller from burning, Rochester, Pennsylvania, January 25,1936. Miss Miller, 57, Miss Joyce, 43, and six other women were patients in one of the cottages of a home for epileptics when fire started in the basement. A woman who had charge of the patients in the cottage told Miss Joyce, who was fairly rational and able to take care of herself except when affected by an attack or when recovering from one, to get the other women out, groped her way through rather dense smoke to an outside door at the rear end of a hall that extended through the center of the cottage, and went for help. Accompanied by three or four men who were patients in the home, the woman in charge soon returned to the rear of the cottage. Miss Joyce was in the rear doorway, and five of the other women were outside. The woman in charge was told that Miss Miller would not come out; and she told Miss Joyce to get Miss Miller, who was last seen in the living-room. Miss Joyce entered the hall and went into a bedroom adjoining the living-room. She was not seen afterward. Five hours later the flames were extinguished, two of the outer walls only remaining. Miss Joyce, Miss Miller, and another woman were burned to death. The remains of Miss Joyce and Miss Miller were found near together.
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