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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
November 2, 1916

OBITUARY ~ ANN MARY ROSS

Frank Ross of Mt. Ayr, a traveling man, was called home Friday morning by word that his wife had been seriously burned. Mrs. Ross, at about seven o'clock that morning, poured kerosene on the fire and an explosion followed, blowing the bottom out of the five-gallon can, scattering flames over the room, and setting fire to the lady's clothing. Miss Lois Ross, coming down the stairway, was badly burned, but she and her sister Dorothy succeeded in getting their mother to the porch, went back in and helped extinguish the fire. They were badly burned about the arms and chest.

The three younger girls received burns, but not serious ones. Mrs. Ross died at six o'clock that evening. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the home of a neighbor, Frank Richardson, by Pastor Shipman of the Methodist Church.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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