Sandwich, MA House Fire, Oct 1883

An Old Lady Burned to Death.

SANDWICH, Mass., Oct. 4.---Mrs. Sally Ransted, widow of the late John Ransted, aged 80, and an invalid, was burned to death today, her clothing taking fire from an open grate. She was alone in the house at the time, and it is supposed that she fell upon the fire during an apoplectic fit.

Daily Evening Bulletin, Haverhill, MA 5 Oct 1883