East Liverpool Daily Review
Friday November 21, 1941
FIREMEN LOSE FIGHT TO SAVE GIRL'S LIFE
Child,2, Dies Despite Hours of Oxygen Feeding
Firemen and neighbors battles unsuccessfully for
10 1/2 hours to save the life of Nacy Hughes, 2
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Howard C. Hughes, who died at
3:30 am Thursday at the home on Dewey Ave. Ext.
Firemen were called to the home at 4:40 pm
Wednesday with the resuscitator to relieve the child,
who was suffocating from a combined attack of Whooping
Cough and Pneumonia with periodical convulsions.
As the fire departments supply of Oxygen dwindled,
six tanks in all emptied, Galloway's Wrecking Garage
in East End brought a large tank that was used for
acetylene torch in cutting metals. Through an
ingenious arrangement the child was fed oxygen simply
by turning the value of the torch, which was left
connected to the tank.
By 3am after working in a shift of two's and
three's the firemen had improved the child's
condition, and as neighbors said they could feed it
the oxygen easily enough, the firemen left for the
station, which would have been seriously undermanned
in case of fire.
Approximately a half hour later the child died,
Besides her parents, Howard and Hazel Talbott
Hughes, the child leaves one brother Howard Donald
Hughes, her material grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Lee
Talbott and her paternal Grandfather Leon Hughes all
of East Liverpool.
Services will be held Sunday at 2pm in the Kelly
Funeral home on Pennsylvania Ave. by Rev. Henry
Douglass, Pator of the Second Christian Church. Burial
will be at Mechanicsburg, Beaver Co., Pa.
Friends may call at the family home tonight or
Contributed by Virginia Stevens Plumley