This story is from The Ypsilanti Daily Press of Wednesday, October 2, 1907.
A more pitiable condition could not be found in Ypsilanti than that of the family of Oscar Lawrence, who were burned out, on Railroad street, Monday night.
Almost destitute before the fire, they are now left penniless and with no household goods, and no clothes except what they had with them.
Mrs. Lawrence has been sick with a low fever for the past two months, and is just able to be up now.
Their four little boys, aged ten, five and three years, have poor prospects for food and warm clothing this winter.
Mr. Lawrence, who engages is horse trading and cistern cleaning, ahs no steady work.
Mrs. Lawrence, in her weak and nervous condition is almost frantic with worry.
“If it were only in the spring it wouldn’t be so bad,” she said, “for I don’t know how we will ever get through the winter.”
The family is now staying with his father and mother, at 53 East Forest avenue.