Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sad Death of Young Girl

March 10 1882    A very sad accident occurred two miles south of Clermont (?)  on Saturday morning at the residence of Squire Brown. A young daughter of Brown, aged about fourteen years, was set down into a field adjoining the residence to drive up some sheep and passing a log heap which was burning she stopped to push up some logs.  Her clothes caught fire and were entirely burned from her except the bands at the waist.  Her entire body was parched. Dr. N. B. Allen was summoned, and he did all that medical aid could furnish, to relieve the sufferer, but she died the same afternoon in great agony.

(Ed Note; The paper said this happened in Lawrence County)