Minnie Lee Dean

Minnie Lee Dean

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 7 Dec 1893 (aged 19)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Warrior, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 20246122 · View Source
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Birmingham, AL Southern Female University Fire, Dec 1893

COLLEGE GIRL BURNED TO DEATH

Serious Fire in the Southern University at Birmingham.

The Southern Female University at Birmingham, Ala., was burned to the ground Wednesday night. Miss Minnie Dean of Warrior, Ala., ran back into the burning building to save her jewelry and received burns from which she died yesterday morning. Virginia West, a servant, was badly burned, and her arm was broken in jumping from a window. J. R. Robbins was badly burned, and James Foster was also seriously injured while saving the young women. The money loss is $40,000 on the building and $20,000 on school furniture; insurance $20,000. The structure was frame, and the girls were saved with great difficulty, being hurried from their beds just in time to escape. The origin of the fire is thought to have been from a defective flue. Misses E. and C. James were proprietors.

Springfield Daily Republican, Springfield, MA 8 Dec 1893


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  • Created by: Robin Knowles Miner
  • Added: 2 Jul 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20246122
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Lee Dean (2 Jun 1874–7 Dec 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20246122, citing Warrior Cemetery, Warrior, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Robin Knowles Miner (contributor 47614397) .