Weatherford, TX Coal Oil Can Accident, Sept 1900

Coal Oil Can Tragedy.

Weatherford Woman Dies After Suffering Twelve Hours.

Special To The News.

Weatherford, Tex., Sept. 24. - Mrs. A. J. POWELL, formerly Miss Alice HILL, died at her home in this city last evening. She got up about 7 o'clock yesterday morning and was making a fire in the stove preparatory to cooking breakfast. She used coal oil to start the fire. The oil in the can ignited. Mrs. POWELL'S clothing was burned off and she was in agony until the last moment.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 25 Sept 1900