Sistersville, WV McElroy Creek House Fire, Apr 1928

FOUR CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE

West Virginia Blaze Also Ruins Farm Home.

SITERSVILLE [sic], W. Va., April 18 - (AP) - Four children were burned to death late last night when fired destroyed their home on McElroy Creek, 15 miles from here.

The dead, all children of MR. AND MRS. DENTON TENNAT, were VONDA, 8; BRUCE, 10; GARNET, 7; and BETTY LEE, 3.

The parents, downstairs, attempted rescue but were driven back by the flames.

The Constitution Tribune Chillicothe Missouri 1928-04-18

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correction

This is the family of Silas Benton Tennant and his wife Susanna (Susie) Thomas. He went by the name Benton Tennant.