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The little 20-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Boyer, who reside seven miles south of Beach, was burned to death Wednesday. As near as can be learned the mother went out to call the husband to dinner and the little one was left in the house alone. When the mother returned a few minutes afterwards the child was in flames. The flames were quickly extinguished but the little one was so severely burned that she died a few hours later. The only way the fire could be accounted for is the theory that the child was in the act of creeping under the stove after the pet kitten, her clothing coming in contact with the red hot stove and igniting. The funeral was held in Beach Thursday.

Valley City Times-Record, 2/6/1913


Posted 02/20/2014