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Julia Abel
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 4, 1900
Cook County
Illinois, USA


A Domestic Attempts to Burn Himself to Death.

Chicago, July 4. -

Christina Johnson, a domestic employed at a residence on Sheffield avenue, became crazed by the excessive heat to-day and attempted to burn herself to death. She saturated her clothing with kerosene and applied a match. As the flames enveloped her she ran shrieking through the house, crying out that she was too hot and wanted to die. She was taken to a hospital, where she continues to rave in her delirium.

The thermometer registered 90 degrees steadily throughout the day with scarcely a breeze to afford the slightest relief. Up to 10 o'clock to-night eight deaths and four prostrations had been reported.

The dead:
FRANK BARNES, found dead in cell at the police station.
ANTON M. ROSE, laborer, died at his home.
TONY RATKEY, overcome while fishing, fell into Lake Calumet and was drowned.
JULIA ABEL, 6 months old.
Unknown man, crazed by heat, committed suicide by jumping in front of a train.
WILLIAM RUEHL, a prominent brewer.

The Anaconda Standard; Anaconda, Montana.
July 5, 1900; Page Ten.
dm wms (#47395868)
Specifically: Cemetery Unknown.
Created by: dm wms
Record added: Jul 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94165339

- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Jul. 6, 2013

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