|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1890|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1922|
Bloomington (Monroe County, Indiana), Daily Telephone, October 2, 1922, p. 1
QUICK DEATH OF BLOOD POISONING
Infection Starts From Pimple on Face and End Comes to Mrs. Millis Bostic in Week-All Efforts Fail to Stop Poisoning-Leaves Husband and Five Children.
In the midst of life, we are close to death, was never more fully illustrated than in the death yesterday of Mrs. Mabel Bell Bostic, age 32, wife of Millis Bostic, who is now employed at the Monon yards at McDoel, but who for years was a driver for the late William Worley in the transfer business. A week ago Sunday Mrs. Bostic was in the best of health and spirits, but on her face a slight pimple developed and from this pimple blood poisoning resulted and yesterday-a week later to a day-Mrs. Bostic died-after a losing fight against the horrors of the blood poisoning. She is survived by the husband and five small children.
The Bostic family lives on west 2nd street, and Mr. Bostic is one of the substantial working men of the community. Mrs. Bostic was in good health until last Sunday when the slight pimple came on her face. A small irritation started from it, and the irritation spread up in the face and down on the neck. At first nothing was thought of the irritation, but when it continued to spread, and the marks of blood poisoning, became apparent, physicians were called. But from the very first the blood poisoning was in a very bad case, and its spread was most rapid. In a short time the entire blood system was effected [sic] and the patient was only kept from extreme suffering by the use of opiates. Mrs. Bostic was entirely clear in her mind until after Saturday when the poisoning started to attack the brain. She however, remained conscious until six hours before her death 5:30 P. M. and up to that time recognized the loved ones around her bed. All medical efforts to check the blood poisoning were of no avail.
Mrs. Bostic was the daughter of William Fowler, a farmer, living near Whitehall. She was an active member of the Howe Street Mission and leaves many friends in the church. Besides her husband, she is survived by five small children. Mrs. Bostic was born in this county and had lived here all her life.
The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Howe Street Mission, Rev. Joseph M. Campbell having charge. Interment at Rose Hill. The pall-bearers will be E. T. Treadway, Thomas Isabell, Benjamin Rogers, Leon Chitwood, Alfred Peterson and Ben Becovitz.
Burial Records state: BOSTIC, MABLE B / Date of Death - 10/1/1922 / Last Residence - (Blank) / Place of Birth - (Blank) / Age - 32 / Gender - F / Cemetery - Rose Hill / Section and Lot - C, 63
Early Death Records Database, www.rootsweb.com: BOSTIC, Mable Belle / Date: 1 Oct 1922 / Age: 32 / Book/Page/Record: (Blank) / County: Monroe / State: IN / Cemetery: Rose Hill / More Info: (Blank)
Millis Bostic (1861 - 1943)*
Harold L Bostic (1916 - 1991)*
Philputt A. Bostic (1920 - 1998)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec C, Lot 63
GPS (lat/lon): 39.16527, -86.54706
Created by: genealogyfever
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57028761