MRS SAM GANT
November 23, 1900
Flesh Was Cooked
Colored Girl Horribly Burned and Death Resulted
Geneva Gant, a fourteen year old colored girl of Gainesville died in great agony Wednesday night as a result of burns received a few days before. She was standing in front of an open grate when her dress caught on fire. Her body was soon enveloped in flames and her clothes were burned from her body. The flesh on her back was almost cooked and her neck and the back of her head were scorched. Medical aid was prompt on hand and everything was done to relief the sufferer, but she died in great agony as was above stated. She was the daughter of Alfred Gant.
ELKTON, Ky.-- Services for Rosa Gant, 91,
Sharon Grove, were Sunday afternoon at
Latham Funeral Home with Pat Kerstiens and
Danny Bowman officiating.
Burial was in Gant Cemetery.
She died at 5:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at
Covington's Convalescent Center of natural causes.
A native of Todd County, she was born July 29,
1908, the daughter of the late E.T. and Myra
Roberts Slaughter. She was a homemaker and a
member of the Sharon Grove Church of Christ. Her
husband, Bernie Ezra Gant, died in 1970.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Howard
(Joan) Stinson and Jeanette Bryant, both of Sharon
Grove; two sisters, Thelma Berry, Sharon Grove
and Ollie Blake, Russellville; four grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren.
MRS SAM GANT
Mrs. Gant, wife of Sam Gant, died near here yesterday after an illness of several weeks.
Hopkinsville New Era Feb 1887
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