Bio: Sires House (Burned - 1941)


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Surnames: Sires, Murry, Goodenough, Chambers


----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/09/1941


Sires House (Burned - 4 AUG 1941)


Early Monday morning fire was discovered in the old Sires house by Mrs. Minnie Chambers, who sleeps on the front porch of her home across the street.  An alarm was given and help was soon there but the fire had gained such a headway that it was impossible to save the building.  The house was erected in 1886 by Wm. Sires, who previous to the time lived at "Hunters Home."  It was constructed of No. 1 white pine, lumber that is valuable today.  About a year after building the house Mr. Sires died.  The widow and family continued to live there.  The family scattered, but Mrs. Sires remained, and after she left her her daughter, Mrs. Murry, occupied the place.  Since the latter’s death in 1937, the house has been used only temporarily as a dwelling.  Lloyd Goodenough and family were the last occupants, and some of their household effects were destroyed in the fire.


There was no wind, which probably accounted for the fire not spreading to other buildings.  The fire destroyed several fine trees near the house.  Burned leaves and charred bits of wood were found several hundred feet away.  The conservation truck was called from Fairchild for emergency help.



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