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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, January 17, 1912
All  Contents  of  Occupants  Were  Destroyed
By  Flames  --  No  Insurance  On  Household  Goods.
          The residence property on the farm of  Samuel Laughlin, of this city, in the  Talbert  neighborhood of North Union township, was totally destroyed, with all its contents, at the noon hour Tuesday.
          The house, which is a story and a half building, occupied by the tenant,  Mr. John A. Fayer,  was discovered on fire by the neighbors just as the roof was falling in, and the whole structure was on fire.  Mr. Fayer and family were away from home at the time and returned only to find that their entire household furnishings had been destroyed.  They had gone away leaving a gas fire burning, and it is from an overheated stove or flue that the fire is supposed to have had its origin.
          The loss to Mr. Laughlin is about $1,200 or $1,400, on which he carried $600 insurance.  The loss to Mr. Fayer is a total loss, as he carried no insurance whatever.  Besides the loss of building by Mr. Laughlin and the loss of the household goods by Mr. Fayer, they jointly lost about fifteen bushels of clover seed which was stored in one of the rooms of the house.  The outbuildings were not burned.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Democrat
Thursday, August 24, 1911
Page 4   column 3
          F. B. Laughlin  reutrned[sic] to his home at Philadelphia, Penn., today, after spending three weeks here the guest of his brother,  Samuel Laughlin  of west Washington street.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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