Cordasville, MA Cotton Factory Fire, Oct 1855
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AND LOSS OF LIFE AT CORDASVILLE, MASS.
Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 30.
At about 9 1/2 o'clock this morning, a fire broke out in M. H. SANDFORD'S Cotton Factory, Cordasville, Worcester Co., which was totally destroyed, together with outbuildings, and a considerable quantity of cotton. The loss is about $50,000, but is mostly insured.
A female operative, named MISS CARTER, perished in the flames, and two others are reported to have been killed by jumping from the windows. An old man had an arm badly crushed, and another a leg broken. When the train left, the fire threatened the remainder of the village with destruction.
The fire was stopped with the destruction of the factory and out-buildings.
New York Times New York 1855-10-31