Friday, August 31, 2012

Mountainville Tragedies ~ from History of Mountainville compiled by Melba Shelley Hill


              Alec Burnside's barn was struck with lightning and burned.

              Will Burnside's house burned to the ground in 1890.

              Jim Brown's house burned.  Kids lit a match in the clothes closet to find their clothes and              
              started it.

             Inger Christensen was the first death in the ward.
             Jean Cowan died in childbirth Feb. 7, 1890.

             Hartley Syler came from Fairview and lived in Len's orchard.  Their little girl drowned in a sunken 
             swill barrel.

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