…and you lose it all….In early October of 1880, fire struck as it so often did in Comanche County, Texas, this time at the residence of the Elijah Mullins family, which consisted of a wife and seven children.
As luck would have it, Mr. Mullins had sold a portion of his crop the day before the fire and purchased the family’s clothing and shoes for the year. He had about $40 left after making his purchases.
One day later, the family had no home, no clothing, etc., and no $40.00. Once again, however, the town was generous and raised over $60 in both money and supplies for this devastated family.