Category: Suicide by Fire!

A Horrible Method Of Suicide

Posted by – November 17, 2013

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. She had attempted suicide before.


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