Farm Fire for NOT So Determined musician
Posted By: David W Sinclair (email)
Date: 3/11/2008 at 15:26:25
Farm Home Burned
The house on the farm of Eddie Massey in Jefferson township was burned on last Saturday night with all of its contents, including a fine new piano, not a thing being saved. Mr. and Mrs. Massey were married last spring the latter formerly being Miss Opal Porter, of Mercer county. The young couple went to housekeeping shortly after their marriage the house being elegantly furnished with practically everything new. How the fire originated is a great mystery. Mr. and Mrs. Massey came to town on Saturday afternoon and returning stopped at the home of S. T. Massey to remain all night and in the middle of the night were aroused by neighbors, and told of their house being on fire. When the neighbors reached the house it was enveloped in flames and nothing it contained could be saved. The house was a 1 ½ story frame. We are informed that the house and contents were partially covered by insurance, but the loss will be quite heavy. A voluntary and very liberal contribution of cash and needful articles for the young couple was made up by the neighbors and business people of Lineville for which timely assistance Mr. and Mrs. Massey express their sincere thanks.
Lineville, Wayne Co. Iowa
August 11, 1909
Austin & Forster, Publishers
Wayne Documents maintained by Ann Selvig.
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