Milford, DE House Fire, Sept 1888
FATHER AND CHILD BURNED.
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 7.----A farmhouse on the estate of Thomas Carroll, about two miles south of Milford, Del., took fire about midnight, and William Hopkins, 50 years old, and his little 5-year-old daughter perished in the flames. Hopkins's three other children and his housekeeper escaped from the burning building.
The New York Times, New York, NY 8 Sept 1888