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   Mary Thompson

Death Cert. for Mary Thompson  gives this info; 18 Nov 1907-27 Sep 1911.  3 years, 10 mos 9 dys.
She was born in Grayson Co., Tx. dau of Thos. Thompson b. in Ark. and Rosa Holcomb b. Grayson Co., Tx..  She died of Burns.

News story printed in the Dallas Morning News
28 Sep 1911
Child Fatally Burned

Special to  The News - Sherman, Tex., Sep 27- At noon today the residence of Tom Thompson of Ida, nine miles east of Sherman, burned. The little 4-year-old daughter, mary, was burned so badly that the physicans say she cannot possibly live. The fire originated, it is believed, when the child struck a match and set some powder on fire, which she found in one of the rooms. The blaze burned both of her eyes out, and she was badly burned about the body. The mother, hearing her screams ran in and carried her from the building.
 
Note. Mary and her parents are buried in the Burleson- Providence Cemetery
SE of Sherman.  Her parents lost another child tragically. John Edward Thompson d. in 1938, he was murdered.
 

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