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Newark, NJ Fatal House Fire, Jan 1909

JUMPS TO DEATH AT FIRE

One Woman Killed and Another Fatally Hurt at Newark.

Newark, N. J., Jan 29.---One woman was killed and one is dying as a result of a fire which destroyed the home of Richard H. Rankin. Two children were rescued from the flames.

Sarah Burns, a governess, with her sister, Nellie Burns, leaped from the third floor, and the governess was instantly killed. Nellie's arms and legs were broken.

Adams County News, Gettysburg, PA, 30 Jan 1909



article | by Dr. Radut