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Fires! 1924


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/11/2017 at 14:05:13

William Marsh Home
On Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. fire of an unknown cause burned the dwelling house and all furniture of William Marsh. The fire spread so quickly that nothing could be saved. About $80. in money was lost, besides all the clothing and but a light insurance was carried. The loss is quite heavy.

Elkader Register, Thur., 17 Jan. 1924. North Buena Vista column.

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Wess Palmer Home
Wess Palmer and wife, Mrs. Frank Kolker and Bertha Thompson attended the R. B. Palmer funeral at Bethel Friday. A short time after Mr. and Mrs. Wess Palmer left their house was discovered on fire by Nels White and Roy Kinyon, they summoned help by phone but it was impossible to save the house. By great effort the contents of all the downstairs, except what was in the kitchen was saved.

Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Feb. 1924. Goshen column.

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Elmer Lamphier Home
The farm residence of Elmer Lamphier was destroyed by fire Saturday night. The cause of the fire was unknown. The loss was quite heavy.

Elkader Register, Thur., 14 Feb. 1924. Garber column.

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Home of Wilmer Palmer & Frank Parker
The farm home of Wilmer Palmer and Frank Parker was burned down Wednesday morning about 3:00 a.m. We understand the loss was almost total the fire not being discovered until to late to save anything.

Elkader Register, Thur., 3 Apr. 1924. Garber column.

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Home of George Hubbard
Fire of unknown origin destroyed the farm home of George Hubbard in French Hollow, a short distance southwest of Elkader, this forenoon. A number of our citizens drove out to help fight the flames but the fire had such headway that little was saved.

Elkader Register, Thur., 1 May 1924. Local News Notes column.

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Thomas Madden Restaurant
A fire that was discovered at about eleven o'clock Monday evening destroyed the restaurant of Thomas Madden at Littleport. Through the efforts of the citizens of the town the house adjoining was saved. The loss is estimated at about $4,500 mostly covered by insurance.

Elkader Register, Thur., 18 Sept. 1924. Local News Notes column.

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Schumacher (tenant) & Kregel (owner) Residence
The alarm of fire was given shortly after dinner today and it was found that the residence of W. H. Schumacher, west of town, was burning. A stiff wind from the south carried the flames toward the barns and corncrib, but good work of the neighbors and also those from a distance and town prevented the flames from spreading. The house was completely destroyed as were most of the contents thereof, and it is a heavy loss to Mr. and Mrs. Schumacher, also to A. J. Kregel who owns the place. The only ones at home at the time the fire started were Mr. Dr__n and Miss Kruse, who was employed there, and the fire, which originated from an oil stove in the kitchen, had gained such headway that it was impossible to get to the telephone to summon help and Miss Kruse had to go to the neighbors for assistance. In the meantime the fire had spread and it was impossible to get things out of the house. The piano, one bed and a few other articles were all that were saved.

Elkader Register, Thur., 9 Oct. 1924. Garnavillo column.

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Fred Sass Farm
Fire destroyed several buildings on the Fred Sass farm on Pleasant Ridge Tuesday afternoon. The granary, shed and corn crib, and two cars in the shed burned.

Elkader Register, Thur., 6 Nov. 1924. McGregor column

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Dyer Hansel Farm
A fire on Sunday night destroyed the barn and hog house of the Dyer Hansel place north of here. This is a very serious loss as all hay, grain, harness were lost. Loss was partly covered by insurance.

Elkader Register, Thur., 4 Dec. 1924. Garber column


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