She was very thorough and professional. She explained the estate planning process in terms we could understand.
Spokane Falls, which would later become Spokane, was devastated by fire in 1889. Due to problems with a pump station, the city had no water pressure during the fire. Firefighters were reduced to demolishing buildings with dynamite to isolate the flames. Thirty-two blocks were completely destroyed.
Superintendent of Waterworks Rolla A. Jones was found blameless in the investigation that followed, but he resigned regardless. The disaster sparked a wave of safety legislation, including prohibiting wooden buildings in the downtown area, establishing a professional fire department, and pushing for the installation of new, electric fire alarms.