The Coffeyville Daily Journal (Coffeyville, KS) 18 Jan 1904 pg 5
GOLDENA CRUM BURNED. Former Coffeyville Girl Hurt by Gas in Cherryvale. Cherryvale Republican: Saturday afternoon about 6 o'clock a gas explosion occurred at the home of W. P. Cram on West Third street, the gas igniting and inflicting a most painful burn on Miss Goldena Crum. The explosion was in the kitchen stove. Miss Crum had touched a match to the, burner in .the oven, so she thought, and was waiting for the oven to get thoroughly heated, as she was baking pie for supper. The gas had been escaping some, time and when Miss Crum opened the oven door, which caused a draft of air, forcing the gas in the oven up to the burner in the front, igniting the gas at' once. The force of the blaze knocked Miss Crum three or four feet away to the wall. She was wearing her sleeves rolled up at the time, exposing her arms to the fire. The blaze struck her full in the face, scorching her eye brows and burning her hair, also her hands and arms above the elbow. A physician was called at once to dress the burn. He is of the opinion that the burn will not leave a scar. Miss Crum is a very pretty girl and almost a stranger in Cherryvale, moving with her parents from Coffeyville about six weeks ago. Her friends here wish her a quick recovery from the injury, and trust that no sad remembrance will remain to mar her future happiness.