Fannie Keys

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
February 21, 1901, page 1
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Burned To Death.
Child Playing About Fire and Clothes Ignited.
Rome Chronicle.

Fannie Keys, the eight year old daughter of Mr. William Keys, was burned to death at her home near Silver Creek, seven miles south of Rome, Friday afternoon.

A large fire had been built in the yard to burn trash, which the child was playing about.  A ?? flame leaped from the burning trash, igniting her dress and in a few moments she was enveloped in flames.

Her screams attracted the attention of her father who, being a one arm man, could render but little assistance.  His remaining arm was so badly burned in attempting to extinguish the flames it is feared it will have to be amputated.

Fannie lived but a short while, death relieving her of her awful agony.

Dr. Cheney, of Silver Creek, was sent for and did everything that was possible to relieve the little one’s suffering.

The family has been very unfortunate and only a few days ago one of Mr. Keys’ children had three fingers cut off in a gin.

Mr. Keys is well known and highly respected and the sympathy of the community goes out to him and his distressed family in their sad bereavement.


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