Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 01, 1915, Image 6

Vancouver Boy Is Thought Recovering When End Comes

"VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept.30 -- (Special.) -- Rex Madsen, the 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Madsen, of 1100 West Thirteenth street, died today at the home of relatives in Goldendale from burns he received about three weeks ago when he had gone into the basement of the family home, accidentally spilled some gasoline on his clothing and ignited it with a match while groping about in the dark.

He was apparently recovering from the effects of the burns, and had gone to the home of his grandmother in Goldendale to remain until he had recovered and could return to school. He contracted a cold in the burns and his condition gradually grew worse.

Mr. Madsen left for Goldendale and will bring the body to this city for interment."

[Researcher Note: Although the newspaper announcement of death stated that Rex's body was to be returned to Vancouver, it evidently was decided to bury Rex in the Goldendale IOOF Mountain Vew Cemetery.]