Date of Death: 1 Feb 1906
Subject: Myrtle (Walker) Carter
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 9 Feb 1906, p. 1

Homer Carter and wife, of Whitesville, Andrew county, were so severely burned January 28, 1906, that Mr. Carter is dead and Mrs. Carter is not expected to live. Mrs. Carter attempted to start a fire in the kitchen stove by pouring the oil from a three gallon can. Mr. Carter who was near was so seriously burned that he died in terrible agony a few hours after the accident. A 15-year-old sister of Mrs. Carter, in an adjoining room, rushed in and by heroic exertion put out the fire which was burning the house and saved the injured from incineration. She was severely burned but not dangerously.