Bio: LaBarge, Louis (Fire - Feb 1948)

Contact: Linda Ewen

Surnames: LaBarge, Burnett

----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 03/04/1948

Fire Destroys Farm Home

A fire which started at about 1 o’clock Friday afternoon destroyed the home occupied by the Louis and John LaBarge families, about 1 ½ south and 1 mile east of Unity.

Some household goods of Mr. and Mrs. John LaBarge, who lived downstairs, were saved but nothing was saved upstairs, were the John LaBarges’ son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Louis LaBarge were residing.

The nearby woodshed was also razed.

The Spencer Fire Department was called and arrived about a half hour after the fire was discovered, having been given the wrong direction. Two firemen, who went to the LaBarge place by car, arrived at about 1:20 o’clock, and at that time the roof had already caved in.

The exact cause of the fire, which started on the west side of the house near the chimney, was not determined.

At present Mrs. Louis LaBarge is living with her parents at Loyal and her mother-in-law will stay with relatives and friends. The two men will stay with neighbors to take care of the farm duties.

The LaBarge place is better known as the old George Burnett farm.



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