Source: Indiana Historical Society Microfilm Reel no. 291007 Jamestown, Ind. Jamestown Press Jan 1905-Dec 1907
Jamestown Press Boone County Indiana Friday, January 25, 1907 page 1
HOME DESTROYED Residence of C.E. Young Burned Early Wednesday Morning
At about 5:30 Wednesday mourning the residents of Jamestown were awakened by the cry of “fire” and found the residence of Chas. Young, opposite the Christian Church, wrapped in flames. Few people were on the streets at that early hour and it was several minutes before men enough had been awakened and got to the fire to form anything like a respectable fire fighting corps. The fire by that time had gained such headway that it was impossible to save the building and the fighters worked heroically to save the residence of Robert Dickerson and the northwest room of the Young building. By the use of chemical engine and water the men succeeded in cutting off the flames and saved the room above referred to. This room over the cellar on which was stored all the fruit and family stores, and they were saved from flames but were more or less damaged by the water.
The origin of the fire is not known but it is believed to have caught on, or under the roof from the kitchen flue. Mr. Young built a fire in the kitchen stove at about five o’clock and later when he went out after coal discovered the roof afire. He informed Mrs. Young and she aroused the children and then began carrying out furniture. Austin and Donald at once ran for the fire engine and with the assistance of Robert Dickerson soon had it on hands but it was some minutes before anyone was on the scene who knew how to operate it.
A great deal of the furniture, bed clothing and wearing apparel were saved, but Mr. Young’s library and several small articles were destroyed. He carried $600 insurance on the building and $300 on the contents.
Mr. Young and family have moved into the Stanley Hendricks photographic building on Main Street. They will remain there until they find a larger house or until the weather will permit of rebuilding.
Note from Janet Price; I am posting this obituary for others. I am not related to the subject.