Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Tillie Dow


   The house of James J. Dow, in Tobacco, together with contents, burned the night of the 26th ult. Saddest of all, the ten year old daughter of Henry Lince was burned alive before help could get to her. She was sleeping upstairs, and it is likely she was burned to death before she had awakened or the building had been discovered in flames. Tillie was a bright girl, and is mourned by all who knew her.

   The fire originated from a heating stove near wher the walls were papered. The family had a narrow escape from being burned. Mr. Dow's face was badly burned, and his three children were out badly by being thrown through the window, that being the only way of getting out of the flames. Mrs. Dow was awoke by the smoke a little after midnight to find the building enveloped in flames, and hastily aroused her husband, and they made their way out with their children through the window just in time to escape the falling roof.

   The family were left destitute, and were obliged to go to their neighbors in their night clothes. Their friends and neighbors have supplied them with clothing to make them quite comfortable. Coroner Pierce drove over and viewed the remains, but decided an inquest was unnecessary. Funeral of the little girl who was burned, was held at the Knox school house Sunday last at 10 o'clock, and the remains were interred in the Beaverton cemetery.

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Beaverton Cemetery, Beaverton, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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