Mr./Mrs. Ben (6 Jan. 1938)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Watters, Dudie
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 6 Jan. 1938
Fire Loss To Former Neillsville Residents
The Menasha Record of Dec. 29 reports an early morning fire on that date which wrecked a Main Street business place. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dudei operated a confectionary store in the west portion of the building and Mr. and Mrs. Watters a restaurant in the east half. Mr. and Mrs. Watters also occupied an upper flat. The fire had gained considerable headway before the Watters’ family was aroused, and they were forced to flee in their night clothes.
The Watters family had been there but 8 weeks, going to Menasha from Oshkosh. They continued their business at once in a large room of a hotel until the building can be repaired or another location presents itself. Mr. and Mrs. Dudei will also resume their business as soon as possible.
Both families were former Neillsville residents, and their many friends here will be grieved to learn of their loss.
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