Family Wiped Out in Dwelling Fire

Issue 4 and Volume 103.

Family Wiped Out in Dwelling Fire Charles H. Nott, a veteran of World War II, his wife and two young children perished in a fire which destroyed their home at Branford, Conn., on Dec. 24, a few hours before the Notts had finished decorating a Christmas tree. The children are Hudson Malcolm, two years and eleven months old, and Lawrence Treat, nine months old. The tragedy occurred on the Notts fourth wedding anniversary. A defective oil burner is believed to have been responsible for the blaze, which leveled the two-story frame home, destroyed the unoccupied house of a neighbor and forced another family to flee into near freezing temperatures. Fire Marshal Frncst W. Wood said the victims were trapped in their sleep. The Nott home was a mass of flames when firemen from Branford arrived in response to a telephone call sent in by a neighborhood at 2 A.M. A…

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