27 May 2015

On This Day: Eckman child scalded

Frank Eckman’s young child was scalded On This Day in 1880. The scalding was severe enough that it was feared the child may not survive the burns. One of the boys had been lifting a kettle of boiling water from the stove in their West Willow (Lancaster County) home and some of the water spilled on another child. The child who was scalded is only two or three years old. 


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 27 May 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.