Dies in Awful Agony-Alma Fifield-1902
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Date: 8/19/2019 at 15:12:30
Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Jan 29, 1902, Manchester, IA, Page: 2
Dies in Awful Agony
Alma, the twelve year old daughter of W. T. Fifield of Harvey, met a horrible death at the home of her parents. The child was endeavoring to force a fire by the mean of coil oil. There was a flash and the clothing of the girl was caught. She had on a thick cloak of rough goods and this was instantly a sheet of flame that completely enveloped the little body. The child dashed through the door and into some bushes near the house. The mother was near, but the accident happened so suddenly, and the child was so frantic and crazed that it was impossible to get to her with assistance before she was burned to a crisp.
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