Death of Sarah Nelson

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia

April 7, 1887 Page 3

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Sarah Nelson, an old colored paralytic woman, living in one of Col. T. W. Milnerís tenant houses, caught fire last Thursday night, and was fatally burned, from the effects of which she died one day this week. She was sitting in front of the open fire place when by some means her dress caught fire. Her screams alarmed the whole town and a large crowd gathered at the house. Her sufferings were terrible, and in her case death was a relief.


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