WOLFF, F BURCE - St. Francis County, Arkansas | F BURCE WOLFF - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Forrest City Cemetery
St. Francis County,

Apr 14, 1911 - June 29, 1924
Aged 13yrs 2mos 15dys
Forrest City Times-Herald
Published July 3,1924
Bruce Wolfe, aged 13 son of Mr and Mrs F B Wolfe, was horribly burned Saturday night about dark when fumes from a gasoline tank became ignited by a lantern he was holding, and he died about 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 29,1924. His father, in tearing the burning clothes from the boy, suffered severe burns on his hands and arms. The tragedy occurred on the Riverview Plantation of John W.Naylor, near Old River Club. Mr.Wolfe, who is a highly esteemed citizen of this county, and farm manager for Mr.Naylor, was drawing gasoline from a tank, near dusk, and Bruce had brought a lantern to enable his father to see his work. Bruce ran when the flames ignited his clothing, and before his father could overtake him, he was burned nearly all over his body. They were brought to Forrest City where the boy was treated by Dr.J A Bogart and F L Proctor, and Dr McCown treated the father. Later Bruce was carried to the home of Mr and Mrs John W Alderson, where he passed away later. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon by Father Norton and the remains laid to rest in the Forrest City cemetery.

Contributed on 9/12/14 by hawkinsdonna
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Submitted: 9/12/14 • Approved: 9/15/14 • Last Updated: 4/12/15 • R1038423-G0-S3

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