I was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts and attend the Elmwood School there from 1941 through 1948.
While at the Elmwood school, I entered the first grade in the fall of 1942 and I believe my teacher ( a Miss Baker) was a casualty of the horrendous Coconut Grove fire Thanksgiving weekend. It was my first experience with the finality of death of someone I knew ... now you see her ... now you don't.
I knew her only as Miss Baker and if a causality list is available, I believe you'll find her on it. If you do, please let me know and any other information you may learn about her.