Pyre in Waterville
Fire, which ripped through a second floor apartment in Waterville, Me., on March 25, claimed four victims, two young boys and two adult women. Two other persons, one a l 1/2 ear-old son, were burned but lived.
Dead are Mrs. Annie Tilson, 20, mother of Bobby Tilson, 4, and Fred Tilson, 5, both of whom succumbed to their burns, and Mrs. Clara Aherne, 60, grandmother of the family.
The fire reportedly started near a kitchen oil stove and spread rapidly. A grocery store proprietor from nearby pulled the three children of the family from a kitchen window onto a porch. The grandmother was carried out, but the mother jumped from a window.