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S. E. Woods Letter - 9 May 1865

S. E. Woods Letter - 26 June 1865

Obit of Delilah Burns Woods

Fire at the home of Delilah Burns Woods



Unfortunately, this news item is dated 1928 and is covered by copyright.



Relentless Flames Destroy House of Mrs. Delilah Woods Last Thursday Night

Saved But Little Furniture.


Loss About $2,000, Partly Covered by Insurance-- Famly will Live in Town Pending Other Arrangements.

  The farm home of Mrs. Delilah Woods seven miles north of town, was completely destroyed by fire last Thursday night at about one o'clock, the flames having acquired such headway before they were discovered that the family found it impossible to extinguish them.

  The mother of Mrs. Woods, who is quite aged, was taken from the building with some difficulty and barely in time to escape suffocation. With the exception of an organ and a few other articles, the contents of the home were entirely consumed. The origin of the fire is a mystery, but the flames were first seen issuing from the wall near a chimney and the ___ plausible conjecture is that the flue ___ defective and the fire from the stove ___ communicated to the wood by ___ means, although the house had recently rebuilt and the chimney was thought to be in good condition.

  The total loss amounts to about $2,000, which is covered in part by $1,000 insurance. We are glad to say that the loss has already been adjusted to the satisfaction of Mrs. Woods. Had there been insurance to the full extent of the $2000, however, it would have been insuficient to have indemnified Mrs. Woods as there were many articles in the way of pictures, records and furniture that had become of inestimable value through association, which money cannot replace or return.

  For the present the family will make their home in Central City with Mrs. Woods' son, Everett, who has just moved to town.


CENTRAL CITY, Neb., Mch. 1, '04

  This is to certify that my property was insured in the Nebraska Underwriters Insurance Co. of Omaha, Nebraska.

  That on Feb. 26, 1904 my house and a part of its contents were destroyed by fire; that this claim was settled March 1, 1904, in a satisfactory manner. I therefore take pleasure in recommending this company and their agent, I M. Fisher, of Central City to any one needing insurance.





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