Thanks, xtn (“I doesn’t have to call you Johnson!”). I will cut and paste from your link, in case it goes down, as mine did:
"Rose Freedman, last survivor of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire that killed 146 lower Manhattan garment workers in 1911 and spawned industrial safety reforms, has died after a brief illness. She was 107. Freedman died in her sleep at home early Thursday, Steven Latham, executive producer of PBS’ “The Living Century,” said yesterday.
“Hundred-forty-six people in a half hour,” Freedman told the program for a recent broadcast. “I always have tears in my eyes when I think. It should never have happened.” The Triangle victims — mostly women and girls, and most of them Jewish immigrants — were killed when fire swept the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. on the eighth, ninth and 10th floors of the Asch Building at Washington and Greene Sts. on March 25, 1911. Some died at their sewing machines. Others were trapped
by a locked door, and many died after jumping from windows.
“It was horrific,” said Richard Strassberg, director of the Kheel Center at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. “These young women were dangling, and jumping out of the windows, and then they were on public display in the docks so they could be identified by their families.”
This obit left out a lot of her post-fire activities, including saving a relative during WWI and becoming a safety activist.