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Elizabeth Wickersham Brogan
July 4, 1811–December 11, 1903
Grandmother Brogan, mother of Mrs. Wm. Fisher, was burned to death last Thursday evening. Her husband died a good many years ago and for the last 29 years she has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Fisher. Last Thursday evening she was taken to her room to retire for the night. She had removed her clothing with the exception of her shoes and stockings and had put her nightgown on, and it is thought she got too close to the stove, which set fire to her nightgown and she was soon enveloped in flames. Her screams attracted the attention of Mr. Fisher and wife and they ran to her room and with a bucket of water soon had the flames put out but not until they had performed their deadly work. The accident happened at about 8 o'clock in the evening, and she died early the next morning.
Grandmother Brogan was the oldest person in town, and since her fall about seven years ago, she has been unable to walk, but has been tenderly cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Fisher. Although she was badly burned, it is thought she would have recovered had she not been in such feeble health.
Elizabeth Brogan was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania on the 4th day of July, 1811, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Fisher in Olin, on the 11th day of December, 1903, aged 92 years, 5 months and 7 days. She was a Quaker and always lived closely to that faith.
The funeral services were held at the house last Saturday afternoon, conducted by Elder Nathan Potter, assisted by Rev... (the rest is missing).

Submitted by: Kathryn Robinson Benson
Source: Unknown
Note: Grandmother Brogan is buried in the Olin Cemetery along with the daughter and son-in-law (my GGG grandparents) mentioned in her rather terrifying obit. (KB)

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