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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: BETHANY; Whitten J.J.-22/4/1909-USA
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 01:24:04 +0100


Hillsboro <Oregon> Argus Newspaper dated April 22, 1909, page 5, column 3:

AGED AND RESPECTED WOMAN DIES OF BURNS

Mrs. J.J. Whitten, Bethany has sad death

CLOTHES IGNITE FROM THE STOVE

Was Partially Paralyzed and could not Extinguish fire

Yesterday, shortly before noon, while getting the midday meal, Mrs. J.J.
Whitten of near West Union, was so unfortunate as to have her clothing take
fire, being that she could not extinguish the flames, she ran out doors and
called to her husband who was working at slashing some distance away .
Before he could arrive, however, fully two-thirds of her body had been badly
burned. Dr. Linklater was called by phone and hurried out to the Whitten's
home and dressed the burns which he found to be of a serious nature. Mrs.
Whitten has been slightly paralyzed for some time past, and was for that
reason unable to successfully cope with flames. She was over 60 years of age
and was the mother of 16 children. Her recovery was doubtful from the first
and she died at midnight last night.




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