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Florence Irvine
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1868
Dresden
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 1895
Dresden
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA

From an unknown newspaper clipping found among the personal effects of Virginia Shumate Moran who was one of Florence's Aunt. The clipping is incomplete but tells the gruesome story of Florence's death.

A Lamentable Affair.

Once again is a Dresden home in
sorrow on account of the ruthless hand
of death, caused by an accident that
brought sorrow not only to them, but
to their many friends as well. May
God in His infinite wisdom and mercy
turn away from any of our homes again
such a sad and awful visitation.

Wednesday morning about eight
o'clock Mrs. B.D. Irvine, who was in
an adjoining room to her daughter,
Miss Florence, heard an unusual noise
and rushed in to find her a mass of
flames from her waist up. The horror-
stricken mother, assisted by others who
soon reached her gave as immediate
relief as possible, and Dr. A. Finch
was soon on hand to administer as
much ease as possible to the dying
girl. For about twenty minutes, until
morphine administered hyperdermically
could take effect, she suffered much,
but after that she became easy and
died at 12 o'clock, quietly, surrounded
by parents and brothers, who loved
Miss Florence most devotedly. The
entire family is heartbroken, especially
the loving, Christian mother, who has
?? unusual degree of earth's sorrows
?? which,however she has
?? a woman can who draw
her consolation from a Diving Father.
There is not a heart in Dresden today
that does not go out in sympathy to
them in their bereavement, but in such
hours God alone can comfort and sus-
tain.

Miss Florence has been afflicted
since a small child with convulsions.
And? her mother has all these years
?? day and night to prevent
??? such it is not
?? she had a spell. She was
making the beds there being two in
the room, the quilts from one lying on
a chair in front of the fire, and partly
burned up when discovered. The
supposition naturally is that Miss
Florence tried to extinguish the flames
and ??? fire, as the lower
?? es were not burned. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin D. Irvine (1832 - 1916)
  Agnes Moran Irvine (1838 - 1932)
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Clinton Irvine (1857 - 1897)*
  Thomas E. Irvine (1860 - 1918)*
  John Sidney Irvine (1862 - 1927)*
  James A. Irvine (1864 - 1951)*
  Martha Ann Irvine (1866 - 1868)*
  Florence Irvine (1868 - 1895)
  Robert Lee Irvine (1870 - 1956)*
  Moran Irvine (1873 - 1949)*
  Sophia A. Irvine Ferguson (1876 - 1958)*
  Forrest Dabney Irvine (1877 - 1964)*
  William Preston Irvine (1880 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Daughter of B. D. and Agnes Irvine
 
Burial:
Moran Cemetery
Dresden
Weakley County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Mary & Kent
Originally Created by: Larry Marr
Record added: Sep 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29914784
Florence Irvine
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