Clark County Clipper, March 15, 1928


Glenn Orr, the 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Orr of 8 miles south and 1 mile west of Minneola, was fatally burned as a result of an explosion, Wednesday morning at the Prairie View school 7 1/2 miles south of Minneola, taught by Ray Cook.

The tragic accident occurred at recess and all were out of the school building except Glenn.  It is thought that he poured kerosene from a five gallon can on the hot coals in the stove which caused the explosion.

He was found near the door, still conscious although his clothes were burned off and his body was so badly burned that there was little hope for his life.  He was taken to his home where he died that afternoon about three o'clock.

The window curtains were burned to a crisp and every window light was broken out, is the reported damage to the building.

Funeral services for Glenn were held from the Presbyterian church south of Minneola this (Thursday) afternoon, where his little schoolmates and others gathered to pay their last tribute to him, whose young life was snuffed out, seemingly, by far too soon. - Minneola Record.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 30, 2005.

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