Providence, RI Child Burned To Death, Feb 1889

A CHILD FATALLY BURNED.

MRS. SARAH HAWKSLEY'S TERRIBLE DISCOVERY ON RETURNING HOME.

Providence, R. I., Feb. 16. -- MRS. SARAH HAWKSLEY left her five-year-old daughter, MARY, alone in the house at 7 Glen Avenue, about 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and the child attempted to put some tinder on the fire. The result was that the child's clothing caught fire and she was burned from her chin to her feet. When the mother returned a short time after, she found her suffering terribly. Dr. C. F. Marston was called, but nothing could be done, and the child died at 8:15 o'clock last evening.

Boston Daily Globe Massachusetts 1889-02-16

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