Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Died From Being BurnedDate: March 8 1887
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
Litchfield, Ill., March 7.--William MAXEY, aged abut 70 years, died at his home, on East Ryder street, in this city, at 7 o'clock last night, after two weeks of terrible suffering. On the 19th of February his wife, Mrs. MAXEY, overturned a lamp in some manner, causing it to explode and set fire to her clothing. Mr. MAXEY went to her assistance, but all his efforts were in vain, as she burnt to death. Mr. MAXEY was badly burned about the legs and body, and it is surprising that he lived as long as he did. His suffering up to the time of his death was indescribable, and he often desired his neighbors to end his existence. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the remains were buried in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr. MAXEY was an old resident of this city, having resided here for upward of twenty years.