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Minnie Lee Dean
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1874
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1893
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA

Birmingham, AL Southern Female University Fire, Dec 1893


Serious Fire in the Southern University at Birmingham.

The Southern Female University at Birmingham, Ala., was burned to the ground Wednesday night. Miss Minnie Dean of Warrior, Ala., ran back into the burning building to save her jewelry and received burns from which she died yesterday morning. Virginia West, a servant, was badly burned, and her arm was broken in jumping from a window. J. R. Robbins was badly burned, and James Foster was also seriously injured while saving the young women. The money loss is $40,000 on the building and $20,000 on school furniture; insurance $20,000. The structure was frame, and the girls were saved with great difficulty, being hurried from their beds just in time to escape. The origin of the fire is thought to have been from a defective flue. Misses E. and C. James were proprietors.

Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield, MA 8 Dec 1893
Family links: 
  William Russell Dean (1854 - 1905)
  Sofronie Catherine Sawyer Dean (1851 - 1936)
  Minnie Lee Dean (1874 - 1893)
  Johana Dean Williams (1875 - 1957)*
  Alice Virginia Dean Madden (1882 - 1971)*
  William Arthur Dean (1883 - 1957)*
  John Lake Dean (1885 - 1958)*
  Thomas Sawyer Dean (1889 - 1980)*
*Calculated relationship
Warrior Cemetery
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
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Record added: Sep 23, 2013
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Minnie Lee Dean
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Do not stand by my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blows, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. Do not stand by my grave and cry, I am not there.
- Carol Hoch
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