|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1919|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1927|
The Shelbyville Republican
Friday, September 2, 1927
Page 1, column 1
CHILD'S DEATH FOLLOWS BURNS
Six-Year-Old Daughter Of Oscar Diewester
Dies As A Result Of Explosion
FUNERAL TO BE SUNDAY
Eva Margaret Diewester, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Diewester, living one and one-half miles south of Manilla, died at ten o'clock Thursday evening as a result of burns received a few hours earlier. The child and her sister Delorma, had been peeling potatoes for the evening meal. About four o'clock they put some kindling in the kitchen stove and poured a quantity of coal oil upon it. When a match was applied the oil exploded and the little girl's clothing caught on fire.
The mother of the children who was working in the garden, hurried into the house upon hearing the children scream. She extinguished the flames by wrapping a blanket around the child and hurried her to the office of Dr. Emerson Burnam of Manilla. All the clothing was burned from the child's body. The little girl had inhaled the flames and smoke and it was impossible to save her life. Her death occurred about six hours after the accident.
Eva Margaret was born November 6, 1919. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Delorma and Irene, one half-brother, Raymond Posz and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Posz of this county. Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Sunday morning at the Evangelical Church in Union township with the Rev. J. W. Dickson officiating. Burial will be in charge of Carmony Brothers, of Manilla.
[Buried Zion Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff for Karen Fisher
John Leo Oscar Dewester (1886 - 1957)
Emma Elise Posz Dewester (1889 - 1954)
Mary Irene (Dewester) Jones (1915 - 1998)*
Eva Margaret Dewester (1919 - 1927)
Delorma Marie Dewester Essex (1923 - 2013)*
Created by: Julie (Gahimer) Barker
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59956284