Pleasant Ridge, MI House Fire, Feb 1927
27 February 1927 a house fire took the lives of the following persons in Pleasant Ridge. Rose Couzons, James Couzens, John Couzens, Meryl Couzons age 15 months. the cause of death was burns. the fire in the Leggett Farms Subdivision at 1521 West Troy , took place at 5 am . Maurice JR ages 5 was awaken and escaped. The Father who left for work at 4 am started a fire in the stove to warm the family home. Neighbors were aroused by screams, John Rowan was at the front door attempting to get in Rowan entered the burning building and rescued a lady and dropped her on the ground. Royal Oak Township called police who contacted Ferndale Fire Department which was the department for Pleasant Ridge.