Mrs. Henrietta Bevington
YOUNG WOMAN IS KILLED BY FALL FROM A PORTICO
Mrs. Henrietta Bevington Met a Tragic Death
Eagerness to Learn of Fire Caused Accident
She Leaned Out Over Banister, Lost Balance and Plunged to the Pavement Below
Mrs. Henrietta Bevington, aged 23, wife of Geo. Bevington, property man of the Ceramic theater, fell 14 feet from a porch at her home,
Quite a number of persons witnessed the young woman's tragic death. John Grafton and Pete Zoellers picked the unconscious woman up and carried her to the
The physicians administered heart stimulants and attempted to stop the cerebral hemorrhages, but their efforts were unsuccessful. The patient died without a sound escaping her lips. At her bedside in the private room when the end came were the bereaved husband and other close relatives.
Her heavy head of hair probably prevented the skull being fractured. Although every effort was made by the physicians to prolong life, they realized that death could not be averted. The young husband is heartbroken overt the tragic affair. They had been married only two years and had lived very happily together.
Mrs. Bevington was the only daughter of Mrs. Gilmore, who lives a short distance from the home of her daughter. The mother was called to
Mr. Bevington occupied with his wife rooms on the second floor of the Wilkinson property, which is situated between the
The accident happened just at the time the fire bell sounded. Mrs. Bevington heard the alarm and stepped out on the porch to learn where the fire was. She saw two boys hurrying by and leaned over the banister to hail them. This act cost her her life for she lost her balance and fell to the pavement below.
It was not until a half hour later when Mr. Bevington came home for his supper, that he learned of the frightful accident to his wife. Friends had made an effort to locate him but he could not be found. Bevington hurried to the hospital and remained at his wife's bedside until she died.
The body was removed from the hospital to the home of Mr. Bevington's sister, Mrs. Thomas Taylor,
Mrs. Bevington was very well known and her sudden death was greatly deplored by her many friends. The bereaved husband is a son of mailcarrier Bevington, and he has the sympathy of the entire community in his deep sorry.