Carol Jean MillsA

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Carol Jean MillsA - Mac-Donald today- "be- emi- it tem-porary...
Mac-Donald today- "be- emi- it tem-porary Taylorville Girl Fatally Burned Carol Jean Mills, 3, Dies in Hospital By Staff Correspondent TAYLORVILLE Seriously burned w-hen her clothing caught fire while she was playing on a porch of her parents' home at 11 a. m. Monday. Carol Jean Mills, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mills of the City Park addition, died in St. Vincent's hospital at 3:30 a. m. Tuesday. In an inquest conducted at 11 a. m. today, Carol's mother said she had learned from the child's sister. Shirley, aged four. that Carol Jean climbed upon a kitchen cabinet got a match, went out on the back porch and .lighted it. Hearing the child screaming, the mother went to the porch and found the girl's clothing in flames. The body was taken to the Chestnut & Pearce funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted in the Free Methodist church at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday by Rev. F. D. Boling. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. The child, who was born in Taylorville Jan. 21, 1935, leaves her parents; three sisters. Shirley, Norma and Mary Lou. and her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. George Mills of Taylorville and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tolliver of Clarksdale.

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  1. The Decatur Daily Review,
  2. 04 Oct 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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