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Information for Barbara Clair Coder
29/30 June 1933 - 23/24 January 1939
From The Caldwell News-Tribune
24 January 1939
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Father is Injured As
Kerosene Can

     Barbara Clair Coder, five is dead and her father H. F. Coder, a Greenleaf farmer is at the Caldwell sanitarium suffering from severe burns he sustained Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, when a can of kerosene exploded in his hand, while he was attempting to start a fire in the kitchen stove.  Coder and little Barbara were in the kitchen alone at the time the accident occurred.
    Mrs. Coder, with the other two children were in an adjoining room, when hearing the explosion she opened the door leading to the kitchen, but was forced back on account of the smoke and fumes.
              Wife Rescues Pair
Mrs. Coder broke a window pane in the room and crawled through that to gain outside entrance to the kitchen door.  She succeeded in rescuing Mr. Coder and Barbara.  Part of the house was badly burned but most of the furniture was saved by neighbors who came to assist.
    Mr. Coder and Barbara were brought to the Caldwell sanitarium in an ambulance soon after the tragic accident occurred.  Barbara lived about two hours after their arrival.  Coder is still in a serious condition, but chances are favorable for his recovery, it was stated today.
               Born In Nebraska
    Barbara Clair Coder, was born at Elwood, Neb., on June 29, 1933.  The family came to the Greenleaf community about four years ago locating on a farm about two miles southwest of town.
    Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Peckham Chapel with Rev. Milo Ross of Greenleaf in charge of the services.  Burial will be in the Greenleaf cemetery.
    Survivors besides the parents are two sisters, Joan and Norma.





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