McKIBBEN, Sophia c1891 – 1902
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 1/22/2020 at 10:18:52
Source: Decorah Republican Oct. 2, 1902 Page 4 Col 1
Three Deaths from Kerosene Can.
The Nashua Reporter, besides giving particulars of the death of Sophia McKibben, aged eleven years, reported last week as the result of a can of kerosene which she was using to rekindle a fire, also reports the death of Mrs. Herman Mann and her little eighteen months old baby, residing in Nashua, from the same cause. Her husband kindled a fire but when she got up and dressed it was not burning well and she poured some oil out of the can into the fire. Her infant child was sitting in a chair close by the stove. The explosion that followed set on fire their clothing and injured the mother and child so badly that death resulted. Two children in an adjoining room escaped without injury.
A previous posting indicates this may be the same person. (Similar name, age and cause of death) See:http://iagenweb.org/boards/chickasaw/obituaries/index.cgi?read=746542
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