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Ellison Family

Cook County Herald, Oct 4, 1907
Cook County Herald, Arlington Heights IL
Oct 4, 1907

Four Perish in a Hay Shed

Mrs. Laura Ellison, her children, Charles, aged 5, and Ethel, aged 3, and Leonard Sargeant, son of a neighbor, lost their lives in a hay shed near New Salem. The children set the shed on fire with matches. Mrs. Ellison ran in to rescue them. The roof collapsed and all were burned to death.

Contributed by Deb Haines - April 29, 2007