Leadership

Horace Greeley’s Home Burned.

Issue 15 and Volume 7.

Horace Greeley’s Home Burned. Horace Greeley’s Hillside House at Chappaqua, Westchester County, was burned down to the foundations on Thursday morning, April 3. According to the account given by the New York Sun, Miss Gabrielle Greeley left her invalid cousin, Miss Cecilia Cleveland, and the servant girl, Mary Ellen Dolan, alone together at home shortly after ten o’clock to walk to church in Pleasantville, two and a half miles away. About eleven o’clock Miss Cleveland noticed an odor of smoke in her up-stairs bedroom and directed the servant girl to look through the house. The girl started down cellar. Half way down stairs dense smoke and flames were puffed into her face from a mass of fire around the furnace. Her hair and apron caught fire, and in her fright she ran off to Miss Cleveland without closing the door. The flames followed her through the open door. She carried…

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