Wallingford, CT House Fire, Jan 1886
A WOMAN ROASTED TO DEATH.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 17.---Mrs. John Condon, of Wallingford, was burned to death last night. She was 55 years old and very feeble. Early in the evening her husband went to the village store to buy some provisions. It is supposed Mrs. Condon left her bed to light her pipe, and in some way set fire to the bed clothing. When found by the neighbors she had been roasted to death. The town fire company was called out and saved the house.
The New York Times, New York, NY 18 Jan 1886