Davenport, IA Child Burned Playing with Matches, Nov 1894

THE DAVENPORT WEEKLY LEADER, 11-14-1894, pg 2

CHILD BURNED.

A little Girl Fatally Burned by
Playing With Matches

Paula the little daughter of Stanislaus
Peshinski aged four years living on
Brown street, opposite the
residence of Fred Bills the florist was
fatally burned Monday.

She and a younger brother were playing
with matches and in some way
the little girls clothing ignited. No
one was at home but the two little
ones and before assistance came the
child was so badly burned that she
may die. Mr. L. N. Winkless heard
some one crying and seeing the girl's
clothing on fire he ran to her assistance.
Other help was called and Dr. Bowman sent for,
but little hope is entertained of her recovery.

The parents are honest hard working people,
the father working in Muellers
saw mill and their distress on learning
of their daughters condition was
pitiful.

When Dr. Bowman called at the
Peshinski home this morning he found
the child dead and the parents so
overcome with sorrow that they had
notified no one of the death which
occurred at seven o'clock last night.
Dr. Bowman stated that from the
first he did not think the child could
live as the lower limbs were burned
to a crisp.,.,

Paulina Peshinski
Find A Grave Memorial# 96510429