Aged Lady Severely Burned.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 24, 1898 Page 4:
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Aged Lady Severely Burned.

Mrs. Kate Blanton May Die of Injuries Resulting From Flames.

Adairsville, Ga., November 22. This afternoon Mrs. Kate Blanton was severely, if not fatally burned while working around an open fire. She is seventy four years old, and has lived here for years with her son, B. F. Blanton. She also has two sons in Atlanta.

The flames caught her apron, and in a second or so she was enveloped in flames. The heroic work of Mrs. B. F. Blanton saved her from instant death.

The severest burns are on the neck and face; the hands and arms are also badly hurt, but that region about the neck is the deepest, as she had a handkerchief and bonnet tied there. Her age makes the result doubtful.

The younger Mrs. Blanton is painfully burned about the hands and arms, above the waist being blistered.


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