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 Charles & Family Lawrence

Charles & Family Lawrence

Birth
Death 8 Oct 1871
Burial Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 15361451 · View Source
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This marker is for Charles Lawrence and his whole family. All of them died on October 8, 1871 in the Peshtigo Fire.

On a marker next to the family's monument:
"There were several strange phenomena that accompanied this fire. One was the large black objects resembling a balloon which revolved with great rapidity, advancing along the periphery of the fire. When these objects struck a tree or a house, they would burst with a loud report and fire would stream out in all directions.

Mr. Lawrence had one of the finest farms in the Lower Sugar Bush and as the fire approached he took his wife and three children into the center of a large field. An eyewitness tells of seeing them huddled together when one of those balloon-like objects landed in their midst, bursting into flames and wiping out the entire family."


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  • Created by: Christie Marie Shepherd
  • Added: 14 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15361451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles & Family Lawrence (unknown–8 Oct 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15361451, citing Peshtigo Fire Cemetery, Peshtigo, Marinette County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Christie Marie Shepherd (contributor 46791473) .