Montreal, QB Three Die In Fire, Jan 1890
THREE LIVES LOST IN A FIRE.
A WOMAN AND TWO CHILDREN FALL TO THE GROUND.
Montreal, Jan. 12. -- During a fire, MRS. GORMAN threw herself from an upper story window and died shortly afterward from her injuries. Two of her children, a girl aged sixteen and a boy aged four, fell from a ladder while attempting to escape, and were fatally injured.
The lives of the woman and her children would have been saved if they had not become panic stricken. When MRS. GORMAN appeared at the window and it was seen that she intended to hurl herself out the horrified spectators shouted to her that she would soon be rescued, but she seemed crazed with fright and leaped headlong to the ground below and was horribly mangled. A ladder was quickly placed beside the building and the girl, with the boy in her arms, began the descent, but had not gone far when her feet slipped and both she and her brother fell to the sidewalk, and were so badly injured that they cannot recover.
Logansport Journal Indiana 1890-01-12