Newport Point, QB Fatal House Fire, Mar 1923
COUPLE LOSE THREE CHILDREN ON EVE OF FUNERAL OF FOURTH
CANDLES NEAR BIER IGNITE THEIR HOME
TWO DIE IN FIRE AND MOTHER KILLS THIRD JUMPING FROM WINDOW.
By The Associated Press.
NEWPORT POINT, Quebec, March 19.---Henry Tremblay and his wife tearfully led their three children to bed last night, leaving in a coffin surrounded by candles the body of their fourth child, for whom funeral services had been held during the evening.
During the night one of the candles at the dead child's bier ignited a curtain and the small wooden house at Chandler blazed up like tinder.
The flames spread so quickly that two of the children were burned to death before they could leave their bedchamber. The third, 3 weeks old, was killed when the mother, herself perhaps fatally injured, tried to save it by jumping from a window.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 20 Mar 1923