Nading, Len K. 1912-1913
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 9/7/2018 at 16:30:40
Len Kenneth Nading, the little son of Jasper Nading, who was burned to death recently, was born on Feb. 12th, 1912, and died Nov. 5th, of the present year. The accident was indeed a sad one as the little fellow was of pleasing disposition and the pet of the family.
It seems as we glean it that an older brother had started a fire near the home to burn some brush and rubbish and that this little boy, together with two other children, were watching the flames. The older brother, after the rubbish was burned, put the fire out as he thought and after sending the three little children to the house started off through the woods hunting.
After he had gone, the fire broke out anew and spread to some dry weeds and other rubbish and as the wind was blowing a gale the flames spread rapidly. It seems also that the children had returned to where the fire was and it is presumed they got to playing with it and before they realized their danger, the youngest boy was enveloped in the flames and his clothing caught fire.
The other children ran to the house and screamed to the mother, who ran to the burning boy's assistance, tearing off her skirt as she ran to wrap around him but before she could reach him she had to cross the path of the flames and in doing so was badly burned herself and after reaching the boy's side she battled with the flames until both her hands and arms were severely burned, so much so that a fear was expressed that they might have to be amputated.
Dr. Brown was called and did everything that could be done for the sufferers but the little boy was so badly burned that death came to relieve him of his sufferings at an early hour Wednesday morning and his tiny soul went back to its maker.
The funeral was held at the McGuiness school house, Chas. True preaching the sermon and burial taking place at the Union cemetery south of town.
Mr. and Mrs. Nading and the family have the sympathy of the entire community in their hour of tribulation and trial.
~Register and Argus, Thursday, November 13, 1913, Littleport column
A sad accident occurred near here last week when the little child of Jasper Nading was burned so badly that he only lived a short time.
~Register and Argus, Thursday, November 13, 1913, Cox Creek column
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