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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, September 14, 1893 Edition
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A terrible accident occured on Wednesday of last week at Paxton. Two ladies, accompanied by the little daughter of one, had come to Paxton to do some trading. They completed their purchases and started for home, the older lady, Mrs. William Nelson, enjoying a smoke on the way. Thinking her pipe was out, she put it in her pocket. When about a mile and a half from town her dress broke out in a flame and with a scream she sprang out of the buggy, setting the little girl's dress on fire at the same time. The mother succeeded in stopping the horses and extinguishing the fire in the child's clothes, but when she turned her attention to Mrs. Nelson, the fire had communicated to the dry grass and was burning so fiercely that she was unable to do anything, and the old lday burned to death before her eyes. The victim of the holocaust was frightfully burned- in fact, she was so badly burned that had she not been known, her most intimate friend would have been unbable to recognize her.- Hoopeston Chronicle

Date: 9/14/1893
Origin: warren review extracted from microfilm
Author: sharon roberts
Record ID: 00003423
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 2/25/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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