Mrs. Eliza Merrick, aged 77 years, met with a horrible death at Okawville, Saturday morning.  While in the house alone she fell into the fire, and was unable to escape.  She endured the tortures for an hour or more but when found she was in the agonies of death.  The Barbour County Index, Medicine Lodge, Kansas.  October 17, 1894.  Page 4.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.