|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1892|
|Death: ||Aug. 9, 1911|
Mrs. Beulah Garrett was fatally burned and her husband, Nick Garrett, was severely burned about the hands and face yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock as a result of an attempt to light a fire with kerosene in the kitchen stove of their home on Warren Avenue near Oakland Street. Mrs. Garrett lingered until shortly after midnight. Mr. Garrett is not thought to be in a serious condition. The house was burned to the ground.
According to Garrett, his wife had started to make a fire in the kitchen with kerosene. He heard the explosion and her screams and rushed to her assistance. It was in rescuing her from the flaming kitchen that he sustained his burns on the arms and hands and face. He carried her into the open air, and then exhaused, he was carried with his wife into the home of John Collins next door on Warren Avenue.
Mrs. Garrett was burned about the face and entire upper part of the body. Her features were drawn and misshapen and her hair was badly burned. The women of the neighborhood did all that they knew to relieve her sufferings by applications of oil and bandages, and Dr. W. T. Fuller was called in. Garrett's arms were plunged into a bucket of soothing oil. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett were later moved to the house of a relative, N. W. Haycroft, 1417 Preston Street.
The little house was probably worth about $700 and was burned completely. The location was so distant from a fire station and the fire was of such rapid progress that it was impossible to reach it in time to save anything.
Mrs. Garrett was 22 years of age. Her maiden name was Beulah Lee and she was raised as an orphan by a family named Clack [sic] at Detroit, Tex. Relatives of the injured man have been notified. He had lived in Dallas in the neighborhood where he was burned for about nine years.
Mrs. Garrett had been married about two years. She is survived by two sisters, Misses Edna and Myrtle Lee of Detroit, Tex., who are expected to arrive this morning. Mrs. John O. Bain, 2525 South Bexar Street is an aunt of Mrs. Garrett.
The funeral is to take place this afternoon, probably about 5 o'clock, from the residence of Mr. Garrett's aunt, Mrs. N. W. Haycraft, 1417 South Preston Street, with interment at Oakland Cemetery.
Transcription: Carol Moore
d cert: dau of Clint Lee & Mary Clark.
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
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