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Annie May Durgin Beal
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1875
York County
Maine, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1946
York County
Maine, USA

Thursday, February 28, 1946


Mrs. Annie Beal, 72, reported using kerosene on fire. Her clothing believed to have become ignited as she was using kerosene to kindle a fire in the parlor stove at her home, 14 Witham Street, Springvale, about 10 o'clock Tuesday night, Mrs. Annie Beal, 72, died today at 5:55 in the Henrietta D. Goodall Memorial Hospital, the result of bur5ns suffered about the arms and body.

Mrs. Beal, evidently alone in the house at the time, sought aid at the home of Albert Tremblay, 19 Witham Street, after extinguishing that part of her clothing she did not tear off. According to a report to local police, most of her hair had been singed and the "flesh was hanging in shreds" from her hands and arms when she reached the Tremblay home. Dr. S.A. Cobb, who was summoned, administered first aid treatment while awaiting the arrival of the police ambulance.

Patrolman Jack Sevigny and Herman Quirion took the woman to the hospital. The former said that a linoleum on the floor and wallpaper near the stove were scorched when he entered the room and that somebody had thrown outside some of the burned clothing that she had been wearing. He stated that Mrs. Beal evidently had walked to the kitchen sink for water to quelch the fire in her clothing and around the stove before setting out for the Tremblay home, 50 yards away, on foot.

Funeral services will be held at the Hurd Funeral Home, 10 Winter Street, Saturday afternoon at 3:30. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Springvale.

Mrs. Beal is survived by several daughters, Mrs. Flora Guertin, Miss Nina Beal, Mrs. Cora Watts, Mrs. Eva Gilpatrick, Mrs. Rose Gillis, Mrs. Alice Goodwin, Mrs. Daisy Goodwin and one son, Norman.
Family links: 
  David Beal (1873 - 1930)
  Eva Beal Gilpatrick (1893 - 1972)*
  Rose Abbie Beal Gillis (1898 - 1974)*
  Nina Beal (1901 - 1995)*
  Perley Beal (1905 - 1979)*
  Daisy Mae Beal Paquette (1909 - 2004)*
  Alice G. Beal Goodwin (1911 - 1977)*
  Flora Beal Guertin (1916 - 1965)*
  Cora F Beal Swan (1916 - 1987)*
  Norman Clifford Beal (1920 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
York County
Maine, USA
Plot: L of flag pole - Lot 284
GPS (lat/lon): 43.47061, -70.79954
Maintained by: Frank Chesley
Originally Created by: paul robie
Record added: Jun 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71206076
Annie May <i>Durgin</i> Beal
Added by: Frank Chesley
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