Marshfield, OR House Burns, Apr 1925

FIVE BURNED IN OREGON BLAZE.

PAINTER, WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN MEET AWFUL DEATH IN FLAMES.

Marshfield, Ore., April 17. -- Five members of one family were burned to death in a fire which destroyed a frame building here this morning.
The dead:
H. H. HOPPS.
MRS. H. H. HOPPS, 65.
VERNON HOPPS, 17.
RUTH HOPPS, 13.
HERMAN HOPPS, 10.
Their bodies were burned beyond recognition. The victims had apparently been suffocated.

Marshfield, Ore., April 17. -- Five persons are believed to have lost their lives early today when fire destroyed a two-story frame building here, the second story of which was occupied by four families. One body was recovered, badly charred. The body was believed to be that of H. H. HOPPS, a painter. His wife and three children are believed to have suffered the same fate. Other occupants of the building escaped through the upper windows. Two women were injured, one of them critically when they jumped from the window.
The fire which caused an estimated loss of $50,000 was believed to have started in a cafe on the ground floor.

Lethbridge Herald Alberta 1925-04-17