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Victim: Esther Cook
Cause of death: In a house fire
Circumstance: [Thomas Cook] was absent from home and his wife discovering the house was on fire carried her little ones out and returned to secure valuable papers (money!?) and was burned in the house. Esther had emigrated from Somerset, England ten years earlier. She was about 29.
Origin of this story: 26 Feb 1896 Warren Reserve Chronicle, published 50 years later

Blew me away. Way to go.

I'd have had more exciting afternoons at the corn clinic. Get this snoozeworthy material off the site.
 
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