A Horrible Method Of Suicide
Steele Scrapbook - October 6, 1885
A Horrible Method of Suicide.
VERONA, N. Y., Oct.
6.Last Saturday Miss Emma Faulkner, daughter of William Faulkner,
of State Bridge, removed the burner from a large lamp and poured the
lamp's contents over her head and shoulders. She then set fire to
herself and ran shrieking around the house. Mr. Lawrence, a neighbor,
seeing her, ran to her assistance. After considerable difficulty the
fire was extinguished, but not until nearly all Miss Faulkner's clothing
had been burned from her body. She died at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
Stealthily Stolen From An Unconscious Alf