News from The Cartersville News

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
August 5, 1909, page 2
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Saturday night about nine o’clock the community was roused by the cry of “fire” and discovered that the large house belonging to J. F. Hargis was in flames that had already made such headway that there was no hope of saving the building.  The house was occupied by three families, that of J. F. and F. N. Hargis, and Harry Griffin.  Mrs. Griffin was ill at the time, and her twin babies only three weeks old, so of course everyone’s first thought was for her safety and that of her three other little children, so none of the household goods were saved and the occupants had only such clothes as they then wore.  In an hour this comfortable home was reduced to a pile of ashes and three families deprived of shelter and everything else they possessed as they carried no insurance.  Mr. Hargis is a Confederate veteran and widely known throughout the state and his wife was Miss Fanny McKelvey, of Cass Station.  They have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends.



Mrs. Lola Kay, her three daughters and Miss Obra Moore visited the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Addington, of Adairsville, last week.


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