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Algonquin, IL Destructive Fire, Aug 1895

FATHER AND CHILD BURN.

DOUBLE CREMATION IN AN ALGONQUIN, ILL., BLAZE.

Elgin, Ill., Aug. 18. -- FRANK KASEAR and his four-year-old daughter, HILVIA, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their residence and several other buildings at Algonquin, a small village near here, early this morning.
The fire started in KASEAR'S hours. When aroused KASEAR managed to get his wife and two children out safely, but before he could reach HILVIA, a portion of the floor fell in, carrying the child down. KASEAR was crazed with grief and resisted the efforts of neighbors to drag him from the burning structure, clinging to the door frame until the roof fell in, burying him in the blazing mass. The pecuniary losses aggregate but a few thousand dollars.

St. Paul Daily Globe Minnesota 1895-08-19



article | by Dr. Radut