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Dealsville, AL Cabin Fire, Sept 1887

Dealsville, AL Cabin Fire, Sept 1887

Four Colored Children Burned to Death.

Montgomery, Ala, Sept. 13. – At Dealsville, twenty miles from here, a horrible cremation took place Sunday night. A negro woman locked her four children, the oldest eight years of age, in her cabin and went to church. When she returned the cabin was on fire. The piteous wails from the little ones within were still audible, but nothing could be done to extricate them from the flames, as the roof of the house had fallen in upon them. When the flames had spent their fury, the charred remains of all four of the children were found in the debris.

Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI 13 Sept 1887

article | by Dr. Radut