Nona Carrington

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Nona Carrington

  • Birth 1898
  • Death 7 Apr 1899
  • Burial Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 94123834

Waveland Independent
Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana
April 14, 1899

A terrible accident occurred at the home of John H. Carrington, near Wingate, last Friday afternoon. Mr. Carrington was engaged in blowing up stumps in a clearing with dynamite. Some of the explosive was frozen and he placed a quantity of it, said to have been about 12 pounds under the kitchen stove to thaw out. About an hour later this exploded. The house, a log and frame structure, was torn to splinters. Mrs. Carrington's limbs were broken and she was terribly cut and bruised and died in a few hours. Her little daughter NONA, 17 months old, was instantly killed, her head being torn off. An older daughter escaped with a few slight wounds. The funeral of the unfortunate woman and child was held at Freedom Church on Sunday, the funeral sermon being delivered by Rev. LF Galey. The unusual circumstances attracted a crowd beyond the capacity of the house. The mother and her baby were buried in the same casket. Mrs. Mary Carrington was a daughter of Mrs. Hannah Maddox and her early life was spent in this vicinity. She was born in Clinton Co, Iowa in Nov. 1859. She joined the Presbyterian Church when 17 years of age and later united with the Baptist Church. She leaves a husband and four children.

Citation: The INGenWeb Project, Copyright ©1997-2013, http://indianagenweb.com/inmontgomery/obituaries/index.htm


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  • Created by: Sue P.
  • Added: 23 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94123834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nona Carrington (1898–7 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94123834, citing Freedom Cemetery, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sue P. (contributor 47873185) .