On This Day – 8th December, 1910

At the inquest on Margaret Whiteside, who died on November 19 from burning, it was shown that she had lived with a man named Ernest Sims, and evidence was given by the son, Ernest Sims, a boy four years of age, who said the deceased was his mother, and that his daddy had set mamma on fire by throwing a lamp at her. Sims was found guilty of wilful murder.