Jennie Lucinda <I>Williams</I> Ege

Jennie Lucinda Williams Ege

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 Nov 1907 (aged 55)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot C_67_4F
Memorial ID 170678 · View Source
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Wife of George Arthur Ege whose memorial indicates her name was Jennie L Dexter. A family database gives her name as Jennie Lucinda Williams.

Census records list children as Katie, Blanche, and Melvin Arthur. The married daughter mentioned below, appears to be Blanche M. Ege-Shriver.


The Ogden Standard
Saturday, November 9, 1907
page two


Mrs. J. L. Ege's Death During Night Attended by Strange Circumstances

Salt Lake, Nov. 8 - Mrs. J. L. Ege, a music teacher, aged about 60 years, was found dead in her room shortly before 7 o'clock this morning in a rooming house at 56 west Fourth South street. Strange circumstances surrounded her death and at first it was believed she had been burned, but later it was determined she had either taken an overdose of nerve tonic or died of heart failure.

At the time stated, roomers discovered smoke issuing from Mrs. Ege's room. An alarm was quickly turned in and the fire apparatus from station No. 1 responded. The door was broken in and the firemen found Mrs. Ege lying on the floor near the bed dead. The bed was on fire and was practically destroyed. The cause of the fire was evidently explosion of an electric light globe which Mrs. Ege had placed under the covers. The unfortunate woman was not burned at all and this fact leads the authorities to believe that she had rolled out of bed, after placing the light globe under the covers, and immediately expired.

It is known that for some time she has been taking a certain drug for her nerves and it is quite probable that sometime last night she took an overdose. She had also evidently taken whisky as a half emptied bottle was found in the room. From the condition of the bed it was apparent that the electric wire, after the explosion of the globe, set fire to the bedclothes which smouldered for some time. It is possible that the woman was awakened by the smoke and tried to escape and was overcome by the fumes.

Mrs. Ege was a widow, her husband having died some years ago. She had been rooming at the place for several months and was well thought of. A married daughter, whose name could not be learned, resides at Eureka, and was notified of her mother's death. The place where the fatality occurred is owned by Mrs. J. L. Kinney, and is occupied by Mrs. J. S. Neilson, who conducts a rooming house there.

The body was removed to O'Donnell's undertaking establishment by order of Justice of the Peace Dana Smith. Justice Smith viewed the remains, but was undecided as to the exact cause of death. It is not likely that an inquest will be held. Arrangements for the funeral will be made upon the arrival of the daughter here.

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  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170678
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jennie Lucinda Williams Ege (7 Dec 1851–8 Nov 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170678, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .