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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: LANE; Irene-15/1/1891-USA/TX
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 00:35:10 +0100

Little Irene Lane of Chestnut
Hill the Victim Last

The Particulars of the Sad
Affair and Dire Distress
of the Parents.

The residence of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Lane of Chestnut Hill, was shrouded
in gloom last night.
Early in the evening, their beautiful little daughter, Irene, while at play
in the sitting room, where her brothers and sisters, was decorated with
garlands made of paper and other combustible material. The children were
romping and having a jolly time, when Irene passed too near the stove and a
flying spark ignited the paper and set fire to her clothing, enveloping the
poor child in one mass of flames.
The clothing of the little girl was removed as quickly as possible, and a
physician summoned. Her injuries were of a fatal nature, however, and at
midnight, death relieved the agony of the unfortunate child.
The bereaved parents and relatives have the heart felt sympathy of a large
circle of friends in the sad affliction which has visited upon them.

- January 15, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
- o o o -

Funeral Notice.

The funeral of Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lane, will take place
from the family residence, Holmes street, Chestnut Hill, to-morrow morning
at 10:30 o'clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

- January 15, 1891, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 1.

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