March 14, 1912
HARRETT, MISS ELIZABETH - As
a result of being overcome with gas fumes from a kitchen stove Miss Elizabeth
Harrett, aged 82, lost her life and Mrs. John Hart, her sister, aged 73, was
rendered unconscious at their home in Alcony last Sunday. Mrs. Hart
regained consciousness and will it is believed, recover. Their condition
was discovered shortly after noon Sunday by a neighbor, Ed Cavanaugh, who went
to the home and knocked and getting no response he became alarmed and called Dr.
Deaton and other neighbors and entrance was effected. Both women were
found unconscious, Miss Harrett in the bedroom and Mrs. Hart sitting in a chair
in another room. It is believed that soot from the chimney put out the
flame in the stove in which gas was now being used and the rooms were soon
filled with the overpowering fumes. Dr. Deaton and others worked hard to
resuscitate both women but Miss Harrett passed away at 1:45 o'clock. Miss
Harrett had been greatly afflicted having been blind and deaf for many years.
Mrs. Hart showed signs of consciousness Sunday evening and completely regained
consciousness Monday morning. She is now slowly recovering. She is
the widow of John Hart. Her daughter, Mrs. Ed Ruck, of Piqua, is with her.
Joseph Hart of Miamisburg and formerly of Troy is a son. The funeral of
Miss Harrett was held at the home Wednesday morning being conducted by Rev. J.
E. Etter. Burial was made at Raper Chapel.
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