Albia, IA Fire, Apr 1904
TWO ARE DEAD FOUR ARE INJURED
ALBIA, IA., IS VISITED BY A MOST DISASTROUS FIRE, THE WORST IN HER HISTORY-PROPERTY LOSS IS $80,000.00.
EIGHTEEN BUSINESS MEN LOSE AS A RESULT OF THE CONFLAGRATION - MOST OF PROPERTY IS WELL INSURED.
ED DOUGHERTY, aged 70
R.H. INGRAM. aged 70.
Ed I Ramsey, aged 65, about face and hands, probably fatally.
Dave Rigdon, slightly.
Albia, Iowa. April 4.- Two men were killed, one perhaps fatally and two slightly injured, while $80,700 worth of property was destroyed by a fire which raged early Sunday morning-destroying the ubsiness [sic] section of the town located on the south side of the square.
Eighteen business firms suffered loss by the fire which is the second disaster of the kind to visit Albia in the past few months. The former fire burned the west side of the square and preparations for re-building that section were just being completed. The Albia fire engine broke down and help was secured from Chariton.
The Perry Daily Chief, Perry, IA 5 Apr 1904