Child's Burns Prove Fatal in 1943


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/30/1943.

Stallman Child Dies From Burns

Burns suffered when blazing coal oil sprayed her clothing at the family home at Henrietta on Saturday evening proved fatal 24 hours later for Minnie Maxine Stallman, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Stallman.

Minnie and her sister were playing near a stove at the Stallman home when the sister by accident threw some coal oil on her, the oil becoming ignited from the stove, inflicting serious burns.  The child was rushed to Grantsville to the office of Dr. C.P. Artz where medical aid was rendered, but the burns proved too serious and the child died Sunday evening at 6:15.

She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Malvin, George, Charles, Mildred and Mavis, also her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Cain, of Russett, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Stallman, of Cleveland, Ohio.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Staten Cemetery with the Rev. Bryan Kendall officiating.  Stump and Sons were in charge.