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BARR, John & Child

    Cambria Freeman, 10 Dec 1886, Page 3, Contributed by Lisa Baker

A house occupied by a family named Powly and a man named John Barr, about a half mile from Pennsylvania Furnace, Blair county, caught fire from a defective flue about 2 o'clock on last Friday morning and was destroyed. Barr and a child perished in the flames. Powly with his wife and two children escaped in their night clothes and trudged through the snow to the furnace. Mrs. Powly's feet were both badly frozen when they reached there.

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