Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mother and Daughter Burned To Death (Mrs. Wm Harman)

May 1,1901
East Liverpool Tribune


Awful Fate of Mrs. Wm. Harmon and Little Daugher—Mrs. F. B Johnson Badly Burned in Assisting Mrs. Harman.

While playing in font of an open grate, Wednesday afternoon, at the home of her parents on Pleasant Heights, the dress of Wm. Harmon’s five-year-old daughter caught fire. The child ran from the house and her screams soon brought the mother to the rescue, but her dress also ignited. Mrs. Frank Johnson, a next door neighbor, witnessed the scene and went to the rescue of the mother and child, and was badly burned. John Hall heard the screams and went to assist the ladies, extinguishing the flames, but not before Mrs. Harmon and daughter had been fatally burned and Mrs. Johnson painfully burned.
Mrs. Harmon and daughter died Wednesday night (May 1, 1901), after suffering in terrible agony.
Mrs. Johnson is confined to her bed, and is suffering excruciatingly.

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