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BLUM, Louise (Brommer) (died 1923)


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/10/2010 at 18:36:02

Mrs. Chris Blum died following a terrible accident with an exploding can of Kerosene. She died from the shock received when she was burned yesterday afternoon at her home four miles northwest of George.

Mrs. Blum had started to make tea about four o clock and attempted to hurry the fire along by pouring kerosene from a five gallon can onto the fire. The can contained about one half gallon of oil. Mr. Blum says that he saw the flames follow the gas into the can and then the explosion. The clothing of the unfortunate woman caught fire and she was burned from head to foot before the husband could extinguish the flames. Her face and breast as well as her legs received the more severe burns. She appeared to remain conscious until within a short time before death came. Mr. Blum suffered badly burned hands and face and is suffering intensely from the burns on his hands and face.

She leaves besides her husband two small children; a son about three years of age, and a
baby daughter. The unfortunate Mrs. Blum was formerly Miss Louise Brommer, daughter of Lambert Brommer of Ellsworth.

(Ellsworth News)


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