Reed Child

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
September 13, 1877, Page 3
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Dots from the Forks of the Road by Peter Piper.

On the 8th of September a very sad accident occurred in our town.  A little daughter of Mr. James Reed, ten or twelve years old, attempted to kindle a fire in the stove by taking the oil can and pouring oil on some live coals.  The oil flashed into the can and it exploded, throwing the burning oil over the child.  She was in a flame in a moment and broke out of the house and run around the house before she was caught, and was so badly burned that she only lived about 18 hours after intense suffering.  She breathed her last on Sunday at 11 o’clock.  Mr. Reed and his distressed wife and children have the sympathies of the entire community.  Another sad warning for the careless handling of oil.


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