Atlanta, GA Gibbs House Hotel Fatal Fire, May 1896


Harry Pou of Atlanta Caught by the Flames.

Atlanta, May 11.----A special from Macon to the Constitution says that Harry Pou was burned to death there early this morning. The Gibbs House, a small hotel, caught fire about 1 o'clock. The inmates were aroused and all escaped except Pou. Nothing was saved. Pou was the superintendent of the Constitution's carriers in Macon. He went there a few weeks ago from Columbus to take the position. He was a young man and unmarried.

The State, Columbia, SC 12 May 1896