St. Genevieve County, Missouri
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Mrs. Geo. Dean
Thursday about six miles below our town and as it is one of the many occurances so often recorded from all parts of the country, I will confine myself to a brief report of this horrible event.  Mrs. Dean, wife of Geo. M. Dean, Esq. while starting a fire last Thursday, pured some coal oil out of a can on the already burning wood, and setting the can down in order to take her little child away, that was trying to take hold of some of the burning pieces of wood, and while turned, it seemed that the coal oil remaining in the can caught fire and exploded, setting the clothes of Mrs. Dean on fire.  Frightened at the sight she rushed out of the house screaming at the top of her voice, and before any assistance could be rendered her clothes were nearly all devoured by the flames and her body fearfully burned.  Dr. Roseman is the attending physician and pronounces her very low.  Mr. Dean has our deepest sympathy.
Source: Fair Play, Ste. Genevieve, MO., June 21, 1872

A Mr. Dole, living on the New Tennessee road in this county some ten miles from here on the Townsend place has been severely afflicted with the small pox plauge.  We learn, that his eldest son, who has been residing in St. Louis for some time back, returned home, and shortly after took sick with the small pox and died.  Others in the family were soon taken  down with it and also died, six of the family have had the disease and every one died.  The old gentleman and his wife and one child are all that remain, and as yet have not been affected.
Source: Fair Play, Ste. Genevieve, MO, Dec. 19, 1872


John Klein
Both of John Kleins legs were broken last Thursday afternoon at the plant of the Ste. Genevieve Lime and Quarry Co., where he was employed. Klein was assisting in moving iron with which the kilns are constructed, when it fell on his legs. He was brought to Ste. Genevieve and received medical attention and was taken to the Mullanphy Hospital, St. Louis, on the evening train, where he is getting along nicely. Source: Fair Play, Ste. Genevieve, MO., Oct. 4, 1919

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