Last Monday, about 4 p.m., J. E. BRYANT'S two barns, east of town were burned together with 50 tons of pressed hay and 100 bushels of corn and 200 or 300 bushels of oats. Loss about $2,000; insured for $1,500. About the same time Noble AYLESWORTH'S house and barn, five miles east of town, with all their contents, were burned. Loss, $1,500; insured for $1,000. [Lake County Star, April 15, 1887]
J. E. BRYANT'S loss in the fire was about #3,000, instead of $2,000, as stated last week. Insurance: $1,000. [Lake Co. Star, April 22, 1887]
The Lake County Insane Pauper Asylum burned last week, and two of the inmates, Sarah Cobb and Caroline Spencer, perished in the flames. [The Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, Indiana) 3 Feb 1873, Mon]
BURN WHILE MOTHER SHOPS
One baby is Dead and Another, Tied to Door, is Rescued.
Indiana Harbor, Ind., Nov. 19.-Neighbors that broke into a burning house found a baby girl dead in her crib and her three year old brother, John Koran, unconscious, tied to a door knob. The children's mother had gone shopping and in order to prevent the boy playing with matches she had tied him to the door. [New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), Nov. 24, 1909, page 2]
Hammond, Ind.: Powerhouse of Standard Steel Car Foundry destroyed by fire; damage $250,000. Entire east part of city was threatened. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 13 Nov. 1912]
We said last week that Lyman TEMPLE, living in Kansas, had his dwelling and store burned. It was Monroe instead of Lyman. The citizens raised $400 for him. [Lake County Star, April 1, 1887]
Terrible Marsh Fires in Indiana
Crown Point, Ind., October 28.  -- It is reported tonight that the marsh fires are approaching the town of Hebron, nine miles east of here. Word reached here this evening that a family was burned to death a few miles west of Kouts. The village of Lowell is in the direct path of the advancing flames and the inhabitants have turned out en masse in an endeavor to check the fire. Various estimates of damage done range from $65,000 to $200,000 and unless rain faills it will be still greater by tomorrow. [29 Oct 1895; The Knoxville Journal ]
A Serious Railroad Accident - One Man Killed Crown Point, Ind., August 11
Crown Point Ind. August 11 - Fifteen of the rear cars of a freight train on the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad broke away from the other portion of the train yesterday, while it was ascending a grade, about three miles east of Crown point. The cars ran back against another freight train, just then commencing the ascent of the grade. The caboose, which contained the conductor, brakeman, and four drovers, was run into by the engine of the oncoming train, and the occupants were badly scaled and otherwise injured. One of the cattle men, a brother of Judge McAllister, of this city, died almost instantly from injuries received, and it is thought the brakeman and engineer can not live. [12 Aug 1880; Indianapolis Sentinel - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]
East Chicago Fire
A very destructive fire broke out in East Chicago, October 14, 1905. It was Saturday night. All business interests were supposed to be safe till Monday morning. Suddenly the fire alarm startled the sleepers. Fires started at three places, Larson & Johnson, at Moon & Hale's ice house and coal sheds and at Black Brothers. This is called the most destructive fire that has come upon that city.
The losses estimated at nearly $11,000. On some of the property destroyed insurance was carried, something which most business men consider it prudent to do.
There have been several fires in the county this past season, barns have been struck by lightning and burned. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]
An Indiana Fire
Crown Point, Ind. Oct. 5. Fourteen houses, comprising the greater portion of the business district of Lowell, twelve miles south of this city, were entirely destroyed by fire. The loss will reach $40,000, with little insurance. [The Herald, (Los Angeles [Calif.]), October 06, 1898, Page 3]
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