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THE WESTERN STAR, 8 July 1904
Obituary of BETTIE BURR
Sad Death of Little Bettie Burr

Relatives here received the sad news on Tuesday morning of the death the night before of Bettie Burr, the 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Burr of Wichita. Bettie frenquently visited in this city with her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Burr. She was a lovable child and a great favorite among all her friends and acquaintances. The Wichita Eagle of Tuesday morning states the particulars of the accident as follows:

Little Bettie Burr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Burr, 1507 North Topeka ave., who was burned last night at 7 o'clock from the results of handling a firecracker, died this morning at 2 o'clock. She was 7 years old. The little girl was playing about the yard in the evening, and, like other children in the city, was shooting off firecrackers. A spark from one of the crackers happened to light on her dress, starting a blaze. The dress was of light material and in a moment was all in a flame. Friends standing near rushed to assistance, but before they could
smother out the fire the little girl was badly burned, although it was not thought seriously. Dr. Minnick and Dr. Caswell were called and her injuries were given attention. The serious nature of the case was not
realized for several hours, although all that medical aid could do was done to relieve her condition. But the nature of her injuries were more dangerous than was at first supposed, and toward midnight it seemed that
she was in critical condition, and from that time on she steadily sank, and at 2 o'clock passed away. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire city in their great sorrow, in this sad ending to a day full
of happiness to their little one. The suddenness of the death of their bright little child makes their grief the harder to bear.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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