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Theresa Rae Auble
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1909
Modoc County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1925
Modoc County
California, USA

Daughter of Charles Dallas Auble and his wife Martha Anna Shepherd Auble.

A Tragedy At Adin

A frightful accident occurred at Adin last Friday evening, which resulted in the death of Miss Theresa Auble and badly burned two other young ladies. It seems that the High School pupils were preparing to present a play in the High School building that evening and Miss Auble lighted a gasoline lamp which exploded and burning her so severely that she died on Saturday, and also severely burning the other girls mentioned. The sad tragedy call forth expression of deepest sympathy throughout the county and their heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones, in their hour of overwhelming sorrow.
the following contributed by Bill Gransee

Posted in the Adin Weekley Argus - December 17, 1925


Last Friday afternoon, (11DEC1925) shortly before the hour of closing school an
accident happened which turned out to be a tragedy and took from our midst one
of our dearly beloved girls.

One of the pupils of the domestic science class was filling an alcohol lamp and
had neglected to extinguish the light when the lamp exploded and threw the
burning alcohol over several of the girls in the class.

Nelda Bassett was slightly burned on her hands, Clara Smith received
burns on her face and on arm and Elma Lewis had her face very badly
burned. All of these are getting along as well as the nature and
severity of their injuries permit; but the bulk of fire struck Miss
Theresa Auble instantly enveloping her in a flame. she screamed and
dashed for the door and was only stopped when she fell on the lawn in
front of the school house when the fire was quickly extinguished by Mr. Williams
and Irma Vogt who reached her first.

Dr. Tinsman was summoned the unfortunate girl borne on a couch to the
home where he wounds were dressed and she was made as comfortable as
loving and willing hands could make her. Saturday morning her condition seemed
to warrant hope for her recovery, though she was horribly burned from the top of
her head to her knees.

She suffered much during the day and about three o'clock in the
afternoon, under the influence of an anaesthetic, dropped off to a quite sleep.
About 6:30 she uttered a slight groan and in a few minutes she has passed from
this life (Died 12DEC1925).

Her death coming so suddenly and unexpectedly after a season of hope was a
dreadful shock to family and friends and the entire community as well.

Theresa Rae Auble, known to us all as "Babe" was born in Adin,
California, April 9, 1909 an died December 12, 1925, aged 16 years, 9
months and 3 days. She was the youngest daughter of Chas. D. Auble and Mrs. Anne
Pickard. She was a bright, attractive, and vivacious girl and the life of any
gathering of which she was a part.

To say that her death has cast a gloom over the places she was went to frequent
is to express the sense of her loss too lightly. there seems a void which
nothing can fill, and the entire community have endeavored to show the sympathy
they feel for the bereaved family. she was buried Monday afternoon in the Adin
cemetery, services being held in the church by Rev. F. A. Manderson.

Her bier was covered with beautiful flowers. Members of the high school faculty
made the trip to Chico to procure them, and they gave mute testimony of love for
the deceased.

Located and forwarded to management from the archives of Rootsweb by Bill Gransee
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  Charles Dallas Auble (1876 - 1941)
Adin Cemetery
Modoc County
California, USA
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Record added: Jun 19, 2009
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