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FARREN, d/o John

    Ebensburg Mountain Sentinel, 20 Nov 1851, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Shocking Death.

A child aged about eight months, daughter of Mr. John Farren, contractor on the Central Railroad near Bennington, was burned to death on Thursday evening, 6th inst. The particulars are these. The mother of Mr. Farren was dressing the young child near the stove, when by some accident it fell down upon the child the hot coals falling upon her and causing death almost instantaneously. The grandmother, an aged woman, was so much frightened that she was unable to render immediate assistance to the unfortunate sufferer. Mr. Farren and his wife have met with an incalculable loss, their only child, the pride and joy of their hearts, has suddenly been taken from them. It is almost impossible to describe the agony and grief of the parents. Their cup of bitterness has been filled to overflowing. May they find that consolation which the world cannot give, in those beautiful words of our Saviour, "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."

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