The official death toll of the Hartford circus fire, as reported by the board of health, was 168, which questionably included a collection of unidentified parts as an individual victim. The estates of 167 named victims were awarded death settlements by the arbitration board, and in addition to these 167 victims, three others died in the months following the circus fire, and their lives appear to have been shortened as a result of injuries and complications from the fire.
The names of the 167 victims, with their age, are embossed on the bronze memorial erected on the site of the center ring of the circus.
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Died later from reasons associated with the circus fire: