1945 - St. Joseph Child Dies Of Burns. Victim's Father Is Marine On Okinawa.
Patricia Ann Randall, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora Randall, 504 Lake street, died early this morning at the St. Joseph sanitarium of third degree burns suffered early yesterday morning at her home. The little girl got up yesterday before her mother was awake, went out to the kitchen and got a box of safety matches and lit one, which ignited her nightgown.
The baby's father, who is in the Marine Corps, is stationed on Okinawa. In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Richard Ora and George Douglas. She was born March 14, 1942, in St. Joseph.
Also surviving are her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Martin, and Mrs. Ethel DeMorrow, all of St. Joseph.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Beardsley funeral home, where the body now rests. The Rev. L. H. Broeker will conduct the services, and burial will be in River View cemetery.
Benton Harbor, Michigan
August 4, 1945
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