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Darlington family burns to death- Clermont County, Ohio Nov , 11, 1927
Posted by: charlotte pohle (ID *****7264) Date: June 22, 2005 at 13:45:03
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Who- Jessie Darlington, son of Culthbert and Nancy Baxter Darlington, Wife Margret Hodgson Darlington, Son Joseph William Darlington, Mother Nancy Baxter Darlington.
Maggie starting morning fire for her husband breakfast. Accidently sparked a kersone fire.
Jessie hearing the explosion got his wife out of the house and rolled her on the ground. He returned into the house to find his mother and son. In her crazed and painfull condition Maggie returned into the house. He took her out again and beat out the flames with his hands. Then returned to the house.
He never came out. The neighbors found the three Darlingtons huddled together in the rubble close to the door. Maggie died a day later at her mother's home in Mt. Orab.
All four were burried in Mt. Orab Cemetery, Mt. Orab, Ohio
Story covered in Batavia News Nov 1927 and Cinn. News Nov 12, 1927.
Jessie is the grand son of Joseph Wilson and Eliza Burks Darlington of mason County, Ky. Jessies father Culthbert died in 1923 in Covington, Ky.


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