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JANSSEN, Arlyss Jean 1941-1947


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2016 at 08:18:10

Fatal Accident: Child Burns To Death

Arlyss Jean Janssen, six and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Janssen, burned to death early Sunday morning, the result of severe burns received Saturday night while playing with fire. Fire had always fascinated her, and though she had been warned repeatedly by her parents of the dangers of playing with matches and fire in general, she apparently failed to sense its dangers and permitted herself to be deeply moved by it.

While her mother was at a nearby neighbor's placing a telephone call, the child took a number of phonograph records which, she had heard her mother say, were to be destroyed, and though there was not adult witness to what happened, it is believed she put a number of records in the kitchen range at her home. Somehow, her clothing became ignited, and her efforts to free herself from the flames were futile. Upon the mother's return, the child was hysterical and, with the assistance of a physician who had been summoned, Arlyss Jean was rushed from her home to the Lutheran hospital, Hampton, where she passed away just before 2:00 o'clock Sunday morning.

Child Dies Due To Burns

Arlyss Jean Janssen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Janssen, was born June 27, 1941, at Austinville, Iowa, and passed away in the Hampton Lutheran hospital at 1:50 Sunday morning, Nov. 23, the result of severe burns sustained through accident during the preceding evening.

Arlyss removed to Ackley from Austinville when she was three years old. She received her schooling in the Ackley Public Schools and was this year a first grader. She attended St. John's church school and was in Miss Vivian Roelf's class in the children's department.

She is survived by her parents, by two brothers, Romane and Reuben; by her four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johns Johnson, Cedar Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Venno Janssen, Ackley, and by a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Rev. Frank C. Kroll officiating.

The committal service was at West Friesland cemetery.

--Ackley World-Journal (Ackley, Iowa), 27 November 1947, pg 1


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