Edward Lile/Chillicothion Tribune, Chillicothe, MO 26 Mar 1927
be| EDWARD LILE SUFFERS LOSS FROM FIRE THREE FIXE HORSES RUR.\EI)| " e6trov e<l by fire last night. I Mr " and Mrs - Llle were awakened al)out 1°:30 o'clock by a horse which ed a heavy loss when the barn was) TO DEATH IX FIRE WHICH DESTROYED BARX. Mr. TJile Also Lost -100 Bushels of Corn, Some Oat.s, Hay and All Fanning Implements—Carried Xo Insurance. Ed. Lile, well known farmer resid- ling three miles northwest of the city near the Graham Mill bridge, surfer- had broken lose in the barn and was attempting to get out of the building. Looking out of the window they saw the barn in flames. They ran to the barn, which was only a short aj distance from the house, but when j J " Hl ° bu ™ ed to death. they reached the barn the roof fell in and it was impossible to save anything. Three fine horses which had been night were Mr. Lile lost all " " l ' ""' JJ " U ius>L "" i 'arming implements. 400 bushels i , in 1 f>m*n t?/air*^»»o I ]^»r> li A! « nF n ^.Jr. „„., 1 of corn, several bushels of oafs. sev-/l I a eral tons of hay, buggy, harness and many other articles. Neighbors who saw the blaze, hastened to the Lile home and assisted in keeping.the house and other outbuildings from burning. Flyinc to other buildings but the flames were ,, rands from U)e burning „.,„, set " flro soon extinguished. Mr Lile carried no insurance on J the barn, contents or horses. The origin of the fire is unknown. There is a possibility the fire was started by a tramp who sought' shelter in the hay mow during the night.