NEW ORLEANS DAILY PICAYUNE
Saturday Morning, September 26, 1863
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PAINFUL AND FATAL CASE OF BURNING.-Yesterday a little child named Rose Ellen Fallon,
aged 11 months, was burned to death at the residence of her parents, No. 201 Tchoupitoulas street.
The mother had gone to market and the father was employed in the lower portion of the building.
There were three children together; a little girl, a little boy and the infant Rose. The boy in playing
lighted a match and set fire to the mosquito bar of the bed where the child was lying, and little Rose
was at once surrounded by a sheet of flame. The girl screamed, and the father rushed to the spot,
taking the child from the bed and burning his own arms severely in the act. But it was too late. In an
hour the mother was weeping over her poor faded Rose a lifeless, disfigured mass! The Coroner
was sent for, and after due formalities a verdict in accordance with the facts was rendered.
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Rose Ellen Fallon Newspaper Report