ONE WOMAN KILLED AND SEVERAL ARE HURT
IN THE RUINS OF BRICK BUILDINGS.
HOLLISTER. As a result of the earthquake on April 18th one life was lost and property was damaged to the extent of about $500,000. The victim of the earthquake was the wife of Dr. Griffin, a dentist. Dr. Griffin and his wife were in the Lathrop building, over Ponds drug store. They fled to the bottom of the stairs, where Mrs. Griffin was killed by a beam which fell upon her neck. Griffin sustained a fractured skull and internal injuries.
The Grangers Union, a department store, in a brick building; Edward Nadermans bakery, also of brick; Blacks furniture and undertaking store; Ponds drug store, Schoenfelds dry goods store, the Rochdale store, and Colemans brick building are total losses.
C.J. Coxs dry goods store will be torn down. Among the other buildings partially wrecked are Rosenbergs carpet store, the Hollister Hotel, the Court House, Town Hall and the Catholic College. One wall of the famous San Juan Mission also fell.
Edward Naderman and his family and Annie Berg were buried in the debris of the bakery, but all escaped through a small hole in the roof, except Miss Berg, who was rescued by means of jacks. She was badly injured, but it is believed she will recover.
The Catholic College was ruined. While the building did not fall entirely the wooden supports collapsed and the building toppled over four feet. All the children in the college were rescued.
After the earthquake all business was suspended and banks and schools are still closed.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 29, 1906