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Mrs. Ashcom Badly Burned

125 Years Ago


Herald of March 28, 1895

Mrs. C.P. Ashcom’s hand and forearm were burned almost to a crisp by hot lard, which she spilled on herself at her Martinsburg home. She had been heating the lard in a large pan in the oven of the stove when she discovered that it was becoming overheated. She removed the pan and was carrying it to a porch adjoining the kitchen when the contents ignited.

Mrs. Ashcom became frightened and accidently fell, spilling the hot fluid partly over herself and terribly burning her right hand. The burning lard splashed upon the woodwork and a basket of clothes nearby, and a...

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