Bloomington (IN) Weekly Courier
January 26, 1915
FORMER MONROE COUNTY CITIZEN DIES AT BEDFORD
The death of a former prominent citizen of Monroe County occurred at Bedford last Friday when James McCune, who formerly resided at Clear Creek, passed away. Mr. McCune was a prosperous farmer, and his demise is sad news to his many friends in this county.
FAMILY NEAR BEDFORD DRIVEN BAREFOOTED INTO SNOW BY FIRE
Members of the family of James P. Martin, who reside five miles southwest of Bedford, had a narrow escape from cremation when their house burned early Saturday morning. Mr. Martin started a fire, went to a barn some distance away, and then saw that his home was in flames. The fire made such headway before he could get back to warn his family that they were compelled to flee from the house in their bare feet and night clothes. Neighbors came to their rescue and no serious consequences are expected. The house and contents were a total loss. A defective flue is blamed for the fire. No insurance was carried.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.