Grace Maud Fiske was a second grade teacher at the Lakeview School in Collinwood, Ohio, when the famous fire occurred on March 4, 1908. Following her valiant attempts to save her charges, Fiske was pulled from the school, two children’s bodies still wrapped her skirts in an attempt to protect them, but she died at Glenville Hospital. The teacher was just 26 years old and lived at home with her parents on Orville Avenue in Cleveland.
Owen, Frederick A.”The Collinwood School Fire,” The Instructor, Vol. 17., May 1908.