Emma Wheeler

(1847—1937)



 BORN c 1847
 DIED 1 January 1937 in Hoarwithy, Herefordshire.
 BURIED 7 January 1937 in Hoarwithy Church.
 
 MARRIED Thomas Philip Pymble (1849-1912)
 CHILDREN   Elizabeth Pymble


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Ross Gazette of 7 January 1937 reports:

Tragic Village Fire — Nonagenarian sisters burnt to death — Gallant attempts at rescue — Graphic story told at inquest.

A destructive fire, resulting in the death of two aged sisters, occurred at a cottage known as Underhill, Hoarwithy, on Friday night. The occupants of the cottage, Mrs Emma PYMBLE, a widow, and Miss WHEELER, her sister whose respective ages were 91 and 93 were burnt to death, before help could be given them. The cottage and practically all the household furniture were destroyed.



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