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Child Dies of Coffee Burns

The wooden cross grave marker of Adrian Orville Wellman at Carey’s Run Cemetery

“Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Tuesday for Adrian Orville Wellman, year-old son of Lynn and Pearl Jordan Wellman of Portsmouth Rt 5 who died Saturday in Mercy Hospital. Death followed an accident at the Wellman home Friday when coffee was upset and the child received severe burns.”

“Surviving in addition to the parents are four brothers, Woodrow, Jimmy, Mitchell and Donald all at home.”

“Funeral services will be conducted at Lynn Funeral Home with Reverend Richard Leslie officiating. Burial will follow in Coleman Cemetery.”1

“Friends may call at the funeral home.”2

  1. Actual burial at Carey’s Run Cemetery
  2. Child Dies of Coffee Burns. (1958, February 3). Portsmouth Times, p. 14.
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