Seavey, Walter – Died 1901
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/7/2020 at 16:40:47
Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 21, 1901 P 3 C 3
The painful news was received last Saturday by Decorah relatives of the death of the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Seavey at Kansas City. His death must have been sudden as no intelligence of his illness had been received here. Mrs. F. L. Akers went down to attend the funeral.
Source: Decorah Republican Nov. 28, 1901 P 3 C 5
Death Caused by Burns.
Details of the death of Walter, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Seavey, of Kansas City, came to us too late for publication in last week’s issue. From them we learn that it was caused by burns, and he lived but thirty-six hours after the accident. He had climbed up on a chair, taken some matches from the safe, and gone to a neighbor’s, where he found a playmate and the two started a little bon-fire with dry leaves. A neighbor heard a scream, and upon going to the door discovered the little fellow’s dress in flames. He extinguished the blaze at once but not until the flesh on the front of Walter’s body from his knees to his chin was so badly burned that the skin came off with his clothes. He bore his terrible suffering with remarkable fortitude until death relieved him. He was conscious all the time, and talked a great deal. He was a particularly bright little fellow, and the idol of all who knew him.
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