Death of Olive R. Johnson Dec 1907
Preston People Die From Burns in Most Peculiar ' Accident Ever Recorded in Cache. Mrs. Joseph Johnson, formerly Miss Olive Lamb of Hyde Parte, and a four-year-old son, lie dead at their home in Preston, the result ol a very peculiar accident Thursday afternoon. Joseph Johnson, former marshal of Preston, was preparing to clean a clock, and got a pan of coal oil for that purpose. Thinking to warm It a little, he set the pan on the stove and proceeded to tinker with the clock. To his surprise tho coal oil caught lire and biased high In the air. Mr. Johnson grabbed the pan of burning oil and rushed to the door with It. Hinging the contents without looking, of course. Unfortunately, just as he dashed Hie pan out of the door his wlfoand four-) ear-old son were coming coming Into the doorway and received the burning oil In their faces. Both wife and son were terribly burned, Hie latter living until 11 o'clock Thursday evening, and the wife until 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. The liusband Is frantic with grief and it Is feared that he will lose his mind.