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Elizabethport, NJ House Fires, Jul 1898

Five Families Burned Out

Special to The Inquirer.

ELIZABETH. July 9 -- Fire which broke out in the house of Carrie L. Vandertofer [or Vanderhofer] at 35 Third street, Elizabethport, early this morning, spread to the house of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Heywood, adjoining, badly damaging both buildings. Five families were burned out.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 10 Jul 1898



article | by Dr. Radut