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Mabel Irene Hartman Minnis
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1902
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1934
Crawford County
Kansas, USA

Pittsburg Sun: April 26, 1934, Pittsburg, Kansas pg. 1, col 6;
Mrs. Aubery Minnis about 35, of Arma. Who was seriously burned yesterday afternoon while lighting a stove died at 10:30 o'clock last night at mt. carmel hospital. Mr. Minnis still is in the hospital suffering from less severe burns in the fire that caused the death of his wife and child. Mrs. Minnis body was taken to the Siple-Friskel chapel at Arma

Arma April 25 An explosion of a mixture of gasoline and soal oil about 4 o'clock this afternoon the the live of Fredda Alice Minnis, a little more then one year old, and seriously burned her mother and father. Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Minnis, both about 35, of Arma. Mrs. Minnis is believed to be in critical condition. The two parents we're taken to Mt. Carmel hospital by the Siple-Friskel ambulance. Dr. Bierfein the attending physician of Arma declined to give his opinion Mrs. Minnis condition, although he said that over half of the surface of the mother's body is covered with burns. The father is burned about the head and arms, and his condition is said to not be as serious. Wait Morey and Charles Brookhanks, the first to arrice at the Minnis home after the explosion occured, it was said, when Mrs. Minnis attempted to light a fire with a mixture of hasoline and coal oil. Mrs. Minnis thought the fire was out and started to pour the pol in the stove. Apparently a live coal hidden in the ashes set off the liquid and the stove exploded and set off a 5 gallon gasoline can which Mrs. Minnis had in her hand. Mr. Minnis rushed to the kitchen ro get the mother away from the fire. As he did so, she remembered the baby and tried to go back through the flames for her child. The baby's body was burned beyond recognition. It was found near the stove. There are six other children in the family, Edward, Melvin, James, Audrey, Eunice and Elenora all at home. The childs body was taken to the Siple-Friskell chapel Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Pittsburg Sun: April 27, 1934, Pittsburg, Kansas;; pg 7, Col 6

Double Funeral Today for Arma Fire Victims: Arma, April 26__Funeral rites for Mrs. Aubrey Minnis, 32, and infant daughter, Fredda Alice, who died Wednesday from burns received in an explosion at the home here, will be held jointly at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon here in the Methodist church, Rev F.C. Sutton will officiate. Internment will be in Rosebank Cemetery at Mulberry. The bodies will be placed in the same casket, in addition to the widower, Aubrey Minnis, the survivors include six children, Edward, Melvin, James, Audrey, Eunice, and Elenora, all at the home. Mrs. Minnis parents. Mr. and Mrs. Carmel Hartman of Arma, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Smith, of Carthage, MO. and Mrs. Mildred Rhodes of Arma, and two brothers, Orval and Raymond Hartman of Arma, Mr. Minnis still is at Mt. Carmel hospital suffering from the burns he received in attempting to rescue the two victims. he is expected to recover. 
Family links: 
  Carmel Edward Hartman (1876 - 1957)
  Myrtle Jo Wykle Hartman (1876 - 1960)
  Aubrey Alvin Minnis (1899 - 1941)*
  Audrey Irene Minnis Fuino (1925 - 2011)*
  Eunice Lavonne Minnis Behlow (1927 - 2008)*
  Elenore Nadine Minnis Paige (1928 - 1985)*
  William Orval Hartman (1900 - 1982)*
  Mabel Irene Hartman Minnis (1902 - 1934)
  Martha Ellen Hartman Smith (1905 - 2004)*
  Mildred Effie Hartman Rhodes (1908 - 1997)*
  Raymond Leon Hartman (1910 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosebank Cemetery
Crawford County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Jul 02, 2012
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Mabel Irene <i>Hartman</i> Minnis
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