Monday, December 16, 2013

The Unfortunate Death of Emily Wimberly 1883

Mrs. Emily Wimberly, a poor seamstress, was burned to death yesterday morning in her room, over 201 Front street.  She was found dead near the door of the room, to which the poor woman evidently made her way after her clothing caught fire from some unknown cause.  The babe of the victim lay in a bed unharmed, while its mother was burned to death, and when the police entered the room they found it quietly sleeping while the mother's scorched and breathless body presented a ghastly spectacle on the floor.  the child, which is but three months old, has been taken charge of by a benevolently inclined lady named Case, residing on DeSoto street.  It is a fine, healthy little fellow.  For three years past Mrs. Wimberly has lived with a man named Walker.  those who knew her in life say she was a hard working and very worthy woman, reared in this city, and that her brother kept a wagon yard previous to his death here several years ago.  The poor woman was unfortunate in her early life, but, though she lived with Walker, yet was an honest and very deserving, as well as devoted, woman.
Posted in the Public Ledger January 2 1883

Emily Wimberly was interred at Elmwood Cemetery on January 2, 1883.

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