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Annie Fritzler

Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Death 24 Oct 1880 (aged 5–6)
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Burial location unknown (not read by DAR)
Memorial ID 100004618 · View Source
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From Death Certificate:
Age 6 years
Nativity - Madison
Female - White
Died from burns
Duration of last illness - twenty four hours
S. M. Ford, M.D.
Died at Broadway St.
C. Vail, Undertaker
Madison Courier
25 Oct 1880

A Child's Clothing Catches Fire,
And She is Fatally Burned Before Help Reaches Her!

A little six year old girl, the daughter of Mrs. Fritzlar, residing on Broadway, between Main Cross and Second streets, met with a shocking accident Saturday evening, which resulted in her death about noon yesterday. Mrs. Fritzlar had left her little daughter alone in their home, which she (the mother) went out in town to do some shopping or to attend to some other business. The cooking stove, which served to heat their room, was supplied with fuel in the shape of dry shingles. Some of the blazing fagots dropped out of the stove door and ignited the front of the child's clothing near her feet. In an instant the flames extended upward, while the little sufferer screamed for help. Her grandmother, Mrs. Compst, who lives upstairs in the same house, ran down stairs and had the presence of mind to wrap the little on in her own apron, whereby the flames where smothered out. Mr. George Collins bravely tore the fiery shred from the child's body and in doing so had his hands painfully burned. A physician was called in and the child's injuries were found to extend from her feet to her face she having evidently inhaled the blaze. The family physician Dr. Graeter was also called, and kind neighbors rendered every attention. All was done that could be done for the child, but her burns were too severe to be cured and he died, as stated above, about noon.




  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100004618
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Fritzler (1874–24 Oct 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100004618, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .