Cleora "Cleo" Arizona Reed Fletcher
Death Laid To Gas Poisoning Carbon Monoxide Vapor Fatal To Mrs. Cleora
Fletcher, Doctor Decide
Medical authorties at Miami Baptist hospital this morning pronounced
carbon monoxide gas poisoning the cause of the death of Mrs. Cleora Fletcher,
17 years old, employee of the Boster cafe, who died yesterday afternoon
at the hospital after being discovered unconscious in her room at the Pinnell
apartments, 28 A street, northeast the day before. Persons who found Mrs.
Fletcher in her room stated that a gas stove was burning in the room and
that the heat had become oppresive. The generally accepted theory of her
is that she went to sleep with a fire burning and little ventilation in
the room , failed to wake up as the carbon monoxide fumes generated when
oxygen became ????? and finally inhaled enough of the gas to cause death.
One part in 10,000 of carbon monoxide gas in the air has been known to
be fatally. Ernest Fletcher , husband of the woman, returned to Miami yesterday
morning from the Seminole oil fields, where he had been working. Other
relative are her mother, Mrs. Flora Hillight, of Seminole, one brother,
Arthur Reed of Commerce Okla., and six sisters, Mrs. Delia Lowery of Southwest
City Mo., Mrs. Eva Sargent of Purcell Mo., Mrs. Zelphia Barton of Commerce
Okla., Mrs. Helen Waston of Deerfield Mo., Mrs. Lola Larutz of Joplin Mo.,
and Mrs. Ruth Butler of Commerce Okla. Burial, G.A.R. cemetery, Miami Okla.