January 23, 1898
George Weymouth Dead
Injuries sustained by the child Thursday prove fatal
Little George Weymouth, the 3-year-old son of Mrs. W. W. Weymouth, died yesterday morning about 4 o’clock from the effects of burns sustained Thursday afternoon.
The little boy was playing with a box of matches about 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon in one of the room’s occupied by his mother in the Eastman building, on Washington Avenue. He crawled under the bed and struck one of the matches, which, being held too close to the open box, ignited the other little sulphur heads and set fire to the child’s dress.
George’s little sister heard his cries and dragged him out from under the bed and at the same time called for her mother, who at once came to her boy’s assistance. She extinguished the fire, but not until it had got in its deadly work.
The body of the unfortunate little fellow will be shipped to Oriano over the Chesapeake & Ohio tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock.
The funeral will take place about 11 o’clock and the interment will be made in the old family burying ground-the Curtis burying ground-in Warwick County.
Mrs. Weymouth and other relatives will accompany the remains to Oriono.