December 19, 1900
Sunday morning little Elmore, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stancil, was horribly burned from the effects of which he died Monday night. The child was standing before the fire in his night gown, when unfortunately the garment caught fire, the flames soon enveloping him. A little brother who was in the room attempted to extinguish the fire by dashing a bucket of water on the burning child. Medical aid was speedily summoned and everything possible was done to alleviate the little fellow’s suffering; but alas his injuries were beyond the power of human skill. He suffered intensely and succumbed to his terrible injuries about 36 hours after the horrible accident.
To the bereaved family The Gazette extends sincere sympathy in this great trial.