Samuel Smithson Family
Goodlow family

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 2, 1899, page 2
Transcribed by:  

Two Families Cremated.
Not One of the Families Left to Tell the Story.

Mobile, Ala., Oct. – The startling news was received in the city today that fourteen people had been burned to death at a place known as Faires, in Baldwin county, about thirty miles northeast of Mobile…It appears that some time during Monday night last, fire destroyed the dwellings of Harry Goodlow and Samuel Smithson, cremating all the occupants of both houses.  The Goodlow family consisted of father, mother and six children.  There were six persons residing in the Smithson home, the husband, wife, three children and a sister of Mr. Smithson….These two families had come from Iowa….


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