Fire destroys Euphemia Hall, a female Episcopal school founded and run by a Dickinson College graduate

A fire completely destroyed Euphemia Hall, an Episcopal school for girls, at Marengo in McHenry County, Illinois.  No injuries were reported.  Its founder and principal, Reverend Isaac P. Labagh, a Dickinson College graduate in the class of 1823, had invested heavily in the school from his own funds but it was not rebuilt and Labagh moved on to a church in Cairo, Illinois.  He died on December 29, 1823 in Fairfield, Iowa. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"Fire in Marengo, Ill," New York Times, March 20, 1862.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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