Elizabethport, NJ Child Burns To Death, Feb 1889
LITTLE MAMIE HARTEL BURNED TO DEATH WHILE PLAYING AT A BONFIRE.
Elizabeth, N. J., Feb. 16. -- MAMIE HARTEL, aged 8 years, was burned to death this morning at Elizabethport.
Some children built a bonfire in the bushes near her residence, at the glass houses, and the girl with others were playing around it. Her clothing caught fire and in an instant she was enveloped in flames.
Her playmates fled in terror from the spot, leaving the unfortunate child to her fate.
When some older people reached the scene, shortly after, the girl was found writhing on the ground in the agonies of death.
The lower part of her body was burned almost to a crisp and she died soon after being removed to her home.
Boston Daily Globe Massachusetts 1889-02-16