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Julia Leahy

A Distressing Accident of a Young Girl Which Resulted This Morning in Death.

Monday at noon the clothing of Julia Leahy caught fire at the residence of her mother south of the Pittsburgh tracks and near Quinn's cooper shop and in a very few minutes she was terribly burned. It seems that she had started a fire and went to the window and while sitting there detected the odor of burning cloth. Upon getting up to look for the cause, her dress burst into flames and in tearing it off the under clothing caught. She then ran out into the rear yard into a hollow where 2 men attracted by her screams ran up and tore her clothing completely off. She then said, "Call Father O'Reilly. It is no use to call a doctor as I will die and it will only make a greater expense for my poor mother." Dr. Cattron who was summoned almost immediately dressed the burns and quieted her with opiates. The shoulders, back and abdomen were burned to a crisp and the skin peeled off wherever touched.

At about 1 o'clock this morning the unfortunate girl died. The funeral will probably take place to-morrow.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: September 3, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 37
Page: 8
Column(s): 2

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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