Pickens, SC House Fire, Jan 1897

TWO CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH.

Pickens, S.C., Jan. 7. -- The dwelling of REV. M.L. JONES was destroyed by fire last night about 9 o'clock and two of his children were burned to death. The father was away from home and had left the place in charge of his 12-year-old son, ELBERT, and his 15-year-old daughter, MARY.
While both were asleep the flames broke out and spread so quickly that the two unfortunates were overcome before thoroughly aroused to the danger of the situation. Their bodies were found burned to a crisp.

Piqua Daily Call Ohio 1897-01-07