Marengo, IL House Fire Kills Five, May 1922

FIRE BURNED TO DEATH WHEN HOUSE DESTROYED.

By The Associated Press.

Marengo, Ill., May 9. -- Five persons were burned to death here last night in fire which destroyed of August Bourke Jr.

The dead are:

August Bourke Jr., 35, and four children, Harold, 9; Walter, 5; Helen, 3, and Verna, 2.

The mother and two children, one a 6-month-old baby, were saved by the father, who lost his life in an attempt to save the remaining children.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 10 May 1922