Mrs Isabel Watt 86 burns to death
Mother of Mrs. Mary E. Swear ' ingen, of Wellsville, Burned to Death In Steubenville. i*‘i* Mr .4 liiabel Watt, aged 86, mother of -Mrsi. Mary F.. Swearingen, of lOli Onter avenue, W’ellsville, was burned to death Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mr». Ada S,.ph,„.o„, C.n,.r .tree,. S«uWn. | ville, when her clothes caught firo' from a small ga.s stove. j The aged woman had been iU for ’ several days, and had been confined to H room on the second floor of her daughter’s home in Steubenville. Wednesday afternoon fhorlly after 3 o’clock she asked to be allowed to sit up for a while. Her daughter, complying with her request, wrapped the invalid with a blanket and placed her in a chair in front of the gas stove in her room Leaving her alone Mrs Stephenson went down stair.s for a few moments to ge-ure a comb and other toilet articles. She had been j gone ft'... the room but a short time ^ she smelled smoke. Investigat- Is 't'he’dowmsuirs she'eould find” no / .1 I .W . f fames, then reahzing that tne gas stove in her mother’s r»>om may have been the cau.se, she rushed upstairs. .Mrs Watl's body was enveloped in flames V. hrn her daughter entered the r»>om. It i.s b< lieved that Mrs. Watt suf- fere»l a stroke, according to her relatives, here and fell in front of the stove, a portion of the blanket becoming ignited from the flames, Sh • was unable to cry for help. Mrs Stephenson immediately sent a call to a Steubenville summoned phy tire house and also , l-.ici»n, Ilofor. «i'l . ouw r-.rr. n..- Ihe ««id i baeri burned to death in spite of Mrs. Stephenson’s frantic efforts to save her The firemen arrived in time to extinguish the flames which threatened for a while to set fire to the home, Mrs. Swearingen was notified of the accident Wednesday night and left for Steubenville Thursday morning. The de'-eased is survived bv the following children; Mrs. Mary E. Swearingen. of Wellsville: .Mrs Grant Farr, of Ingram, Pa.; Mrs Gharle.s Russell, of Urichsville; Lee Watt, of firufton. Pa and Janies Watt of Pittsburg and Dennison, O , also are living. The body wiU be taken to Burgetts- j - , , . , ' town Friday at noon where burial will ■ he made.