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Thomaston, MA Sawmill Fire, Jan 1909

LOSES WIFE AND THEN HORSE.

WINSTED, Ct., Jan 30 -- Sympathy is expressed for F. E. Howd, who conducted a sawmill on the outskirts of Thomaston.  About two weeks ago his wife Lillian eloped with another man, while he was at work.  Tuesday his sawmill and other buildings were burned, entailing a loss of $4000, and yesterday his fine black horse was taken sick and died.  There is difficulty in collecting the $1000 insurance on the burned property, as it is in Mrs. Howd's name and her whereabouts are unknown.

Boston Herald, Boston, MA 31 Jan 1909

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