Clayton, GA Log House Fire, Apr 1889

SIX CHARRED BODIES FOUND.

HOLOCAUST IN A GEORGIA TOWN -- WOMAN AND CHILDREN BURNED.

Atlanta, Ga., April 11. -- The bodies of the wife of a carpenter named WOOD, with her five children, from 2 to 8 years old, were found in the charred ruins of their log house, two miles from Clayton, Tuesday morning. The body of the woman, or the embers of it, was found about the centre of the room where they slept, and the burned bodies of the children were lying where they were accustomed to sleep. At first it was supposed the house caught fire from leaves left burning in the yard the afternoon before, but it seems impossible that the children would not have felt the heat and moved from their beds long before the logs of the house were burned through or before they were suffocated. As the bodies were found lying together, foul play is suspected.

Boston Daily Globe Massachusetts 1889-04-12