Cumberland, Maryland (Virginia Avenue)
the week and on three afternoons was used by a dozen secret orders, among them being the Chapel Hill Lodge, the I.O.O.F, the Knights of Pythias, Lodge No. 136 and uniform rank of the same Order, the Foresters of America, the Pythian Sisters, the Improved Order of Redmen and the women's auxiliary of the same Order, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, the Brotherhood of Engineers, the Order of Railroad Conductors, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers. Much damage was done to the roof by the fire, and the lodge rooms and equipment were damaged by fire and water. There was over $2,500 damage covered by insurance.
On February 7, 1911, a two story frame dwelling at 316 Virginia Avenue was damaged by fire. On account of the snow and insufficient information as to the location of the fire, the firemen were delayed in answering until an alarm was sent in from Box 63 on Virginia Avenue. The interior of a bedroom on the second floor, including the furnishings, were badly damaged.
On July 31, 1914, a fire of unknown origin completely burned out the interior of 128 Virginia Avenue at 12:30 AM. The home was owned by M. F. McElfish and was occupied by F. W. Rodder and family. Damage was estimated at $3, 000.
On February 4, 1915, Irving Dewey Ault, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ault, was so seriously burned at about one o'clock that he died twenty minutes later. Mrs. Ault, mother of the child, had gone to the home of Mrs. J. W. Miller only a few doors away to use the telephone when the accident happened. She left the child seated in a high chair, which was standing near the wall under a comb case. In the comb case were
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976