John Wert Family
A Family of Seven Cremated.
Gurdon, Ark., Feb. 26. - News has reached here of the burning of a farm
house and its occupants 10 miles west of Murfreesboro in Pike county. John
Wert, a farmer, his wife and five children occupied the house and all
perished in the flames. The building was constructed of logs, with a large
fireplace built at each end. It is generally conceded that, while the family
were asleep, fire flew upon the floor and in that manner the dry timbers and
other flammable material soon became ignited. When discovered the next day
the entire building was reduced to ashes and only the charred bodies of the
The Pilot, Morrilton, Arkansas, March 2, 1894, Volume V, No. 26, page 6.
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