Posted by Adrienne on Tuesday, December 03, 2013 at 11:31:07 :
At San Francisco on the morning of the 6th fire broke out in a two-story frame dwelling occupied by Daniel HASKINS, his wife and five children. Haskins and the eldest son had gone to work, and Mrs. HASKINS, after breakfast, went to her room on the second floor front, and lay down on a bed with EDDIE, aged four. Her daughter ANNIE, aged nineteen, and a baby sister were still sleeping in the back chamber. Thomas, the second son, who was in the lower part of the house, heard his mother cry “Help, fire.” Running up stairs he found the way barred by flames. An alarm was instantly given, but before engines arrived the house was almost entirely consumed and the bodies of Mrs. HASKINS, ANNIE and the infant were found in the ruins. The origin of the fire was unknown.
Source: The Daily Reporter (Spencer, Clay County, Iowa), January 15, 1880, Page 1
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