Ralph Possehl House Fire - 1935
Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 5/18/2021 at 21:26:33
Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the house occupied by the Ralph Possehl family last Thursday evening.
The house is located on the river just at the north edge of town. About 10:30 p.m. Albert Holden discovered that the place was on fire. He rushed to the Chas. Reick home to give the alarm, but the entire place was in flames before any assistance could arrive, since most of the people were on the fair grounds.
According to Holden's story, the fire seemed to have started in a front room of the house, and an hour later the place had burned to the ground.
There was $2,000 insurance on the house but no insurance on the household furniture, and only a washing machine was saved.
The house was owned by Mr. Possehl's mother, and the insurance will only partially cover the loss. The loss to Ralph Possehl is a heavy one, since he carried no insurance on the household goods.
Clayton County Register, Thur., 22 Aug. 1935.
Clayton Documents maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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