Dixie Lee Hedgecoke

Dixie Lee Hedgecoke

Cortez, Montezuma County, Colorado, USA
Death 1 Jan 1944 (aged 1)
Lafayette, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Burial McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 6704790 · View Source
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Telephone Register, McMinnville, Oregon, Thursday, January 6, 1944


Swallows Fluid Left In Open Can After Family Starts Fire

A drink of kerosene, taken from a small open can accidentally left on the floor, Saturday caused the death of little Dixie Lee Hedgecoke, 13 1/2-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hedgecoke of Lafayette.

Found lying in a stupor, the infant was rushed to the General hospital, McMinnville, but despite efforts of attending physicians she never recovered consciousness. Death came at 8 o'clock that evening.

Crawling into the kitchen, the little girl found the open can of coal oil on the floor where it had been overlooked after a member of the family had used a portion of its contents in starting a fire in the kitchen range. Members of the family were in other rooms of the home, and it was only a short time after drinking the fluid that the prostrate little miss was found.

The daughter of Thomas and Verna Hedgecoek, she was born in Cortez, Colo., November 17, 1942.

The father is a member of the state highway department crew at Lafayette.

Besides the parents, three brothers, Thomas, Dale and Vaughn, and one sister, Georgia May, survive.

Services were held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Lafayette church and burial was made in Evergreen Memorial Park.

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  • Created by: J Tebow
  • Added: 20 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6704790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dixie Lee Hedgecoke (17 Nov 1942–1 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6704790, citing Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by J Tebow (contributor 46542035) .