A DESTRUCTIVE BLAZE AT LAKE MAXINKUCKEE
A. J. Murdock, W. T. Wilson. W. H. Snider, Frank Rice, George B. Forgy, L. S. Purclll Victims of Fire Fiend
At Lake Maxinkuckee, yesterday afternoon, the cottages of A. J. Murdock, W. T. Wilson, W. H. Snider, Frank Rice, George B. Forgy and L. S Purcell, of this city, and that of W. R. Scott, of Danville, Il., were destroyed by fire. Owing; to light insurance and the fact that the cottages were all furnished, the loss, will probably reach $10,000. the origin of the fire is unknown
The flames started in Mr. Scott's cottage and swept the others away in quick succession.
All but the Rice and Purcell cottages had been closed for the season. Mrs. E. S. Rice and Mrs. G. C. Taber were at the Rice cottage, and Mrs. L. S. Purcell and some friends at the Purcell cottage.
The cottages were situated in a grove on a high bluff and were among the prettiest on the lake - 21 Sep 1892