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James Hooker

Birth
Death 12 Feb 1926 (aged 1)
Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Burial Haviland, Paulding County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 70906880 View Source
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Burns Fatal To Leap Year Baby Of Lima

A five day battle with death was lost Friday by physicians when two-year-old James Hooker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hooker, died from burns at the parental home, 1414 Reese-av.

Altho only a mite of an infant, "Jimmy" struggled valiantly to conquer his ailment. Friday he passed into unconsciousness and died a few hours later.

To his many admirers and thruout the neighborhood, "Jimmy" was known as the Leap Year Baby, having been born Feb. 29, 1924. Had it not been for his misfortune, the child would have celebrated his birthday in 1928.

The infant's death came about as the result of burns which he suffered last Monday at his home. While seated in his high-chair, "Jimmy" reached to the table, grabbed a steaming coffee percolator and as he pulled it toward him, it overturned, the boiling contents emptying in his lap.

The mother and father seated at the table failed to see the child pull the percolator and before they had time to check him, the container overturned. They applied first aid treatment pending the arrival of physicians. The untiring efforts of medical experts proved fruitless, the child's body having been burned severely. It was first thought that the boy might survive the burns, but toward the middle of the week he grew weaker and hovered between life and death during the next two days.

In addition to the parents, three brothers and a sister survive. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Blue Creek Methodist Episcopal church in Paulding-co. The Rev. Ernest Miller, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Blue Creek cemetery.

(published in The Lima News, Friday, February 12, 1926)


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  • Added: 5 Jun 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70906880
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/70906880/james-hooker : accessed ), memorial page for James Hooker (29 Feb 1924–12 Feb 1926), Find a Grave Memorial ID 70906880, citing Blue Creek Cemetery, Haviland, Paulding County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jaxxon (contributor 47156433) .