Charlie Vaughn obit

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Charlie Vaughn obit - con-triioas . be- A- NEGRO MINISTER- FARMER...
con-triioas . be- A- NEGRO MINISTER- FARMER PERISHES IN BURNING HOME CHARLIE VAUGHN IS TRAPPED - ItV SMOKE EFFORT TO , EXTINC.I ISII FIRK, The head a,nd legs completely burned off and J,'1 b0('j' charred beyond recognition, Charlie Vaughn, OS-year-oId negro farmer and Baptist minister,: was a: victim "of ft fire ibich about 2 o'clock this morning, destroyed bis recently ;fod eled frame home jn New Providence, The aged negro's body was dug from out the ruins of bis homp thin morning by. numbers of his family and neighbors. . The fire, according to Vaughn's, wife, probnhly-originatei from a hot,- ember which' Vaughn may have dropped! on the floor about 10 -o'clock Monday niglii when he, carried fire from one room to another to usq jn starting sl fire, i The familv, including the three sons nnd n daughter, was awakened by"the intense heat ami smoke and ' all 'made their escape, but Vaughn re-entered the Iioukp, it is said, with water in an . at tempt to extinguish the flames.- despite the protests-of Jiir wife and cIulflreuMie made three trips jnto hc burning House, fn itinir in return.- the .third tune.- It is thought that he was overcome ' by tb heat and gmoke which" trapped- him in a room. . ,- . . , . -. Vaughn is well known nmnng both the white ':'nmf liegi-o ertntens of the county. Tlnr :h' mnni;" Triemts " wlioTnre" grievtsl bv hii( tracic death. '' 'The "funeral '.will 'he. held' from he r!re,.1ii!l T?nnt!Hf 'cbniT'h at." 1' o'clock 'ToTn'orrffw " rpiTucsditry af temrwii , Buv ial will takfr place, m the New. Piwulcjicc negro cemetery. ' . ,

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  1. The Leaf-Chronicle,
  2. 11 Jan 1927, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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