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Whytall, E. B.
appeared in Fenelon Falls Gazette, 23 Oct 1880, p. 2, column 7
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FIRE.--On last Wednesday afternoon Mr. E. B. Whytall, who lives in the township of Verulam, about two miles from Fenelon Falls, suffered a severe loss by fire, which is supposed to have been caused by a spark from the kitchen chimney, as a strong wind was blowing towards the barns and stables, about fifteen rods distant. They were all burned, together with their entire contents, consisting of the season's crop of grain and cattle feed, a buggy, sleighs, harness, a cutting-box, a fanning mill, various other articles, and one horse, the other having escaped from the stable early in the morning and refused to be caught. The fire was first observed by a neighbour, who ran to give the alarm at the house, where Mrs. Whytall, who had not noticed that the buildings were burning, was busy about her domestic duties. By this time the flames had progressed so far that all that be done was to save a waggon that stood, laden with manure, at one corner of the stables. Mr. Whytall was from home at the time, looking for men to attend the threshing bee which he intended to hold next day, and knew nothing of the calamity that had befallen him until he heard of it some hours later in this village, where he was buying things needed at the expected bee. He estimates his loss at fully $500, and had an insurance of $300. The farm belonged to his father, who had the buildings insured for $160.

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Whytall, E. B.