Mattie J. Tyson Barrett Creamer- 1932 Obit

CREAMER, MATTIE J. TYSON BARRETT“On February 9, 1934, the obituary of Mattie Creamer appeared in the Comanche Chief.  Mrs. Creamer suffered a horrible death.

“Mrs. Hardy [Wesley Hardy, so of Josian, not Lewis Hardy, son of Jasper!] Creamer, 63, well known Comanche County citizen for the past 38 years, died at a Gorman Hospital at 12:15 Wednesday morning from injuries received when she was burned about the body and face when her clothing caught fire from a blaze under the was pot while she was doing the family washing at her home in the Creamer community at ten o’clock Tuesday morning.

“According to Mr. Creamer who was helping his wife with the work, Mrs. Creamer’s clothing was almost completely ablaze before she felt the heat and cried to him for help. Mr. Creamer was burned about the hands in his effort to tear off her clothing, but the flames spread so rapidly that her body was almost completely seared…”

The obit goes on to say that Mrs. Creamer lived until Wednesday morning and on Wednesday afternoon, she was buried in the Indian Creek Cemetery in Comanche County. Preston Broxton, Methodist minister in Creamer, held the service, and six of the grandsons were her pall bearers.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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