Russell, Mary 1907 - 1913
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/25/2020 at 14:35:25
Source: Cresco Plain Dealer May 23, 1913, P-2, C-5, 4
Mary Russell, the 6-year old daughter of Roy Russell, a farmer living 13 miles from Guthrie Center, was so badly burned while playing near a bonfire that she is not expected to live. Mary was watching a straw stack being burned when her clothes caught fire. They rolled her on the ground, but before they were extinguished two-thirds of her body was charred. Her father put her in an automobile and in a record-breaking run took her to Guthrie Center for medical treatment.
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Little Mary Russell of Guthrie Center, so badly burned in a bonfire, is dead.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows she was born March 17, 1907 and died May 6, 1913. She is buried in Union Township Cemetery.
Guthrie Obituaries maintained by Carla Hilgren.
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