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Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Frost is Fifth victim Of Fire
Evans Tragedy Also Fatal to Mrs. Shelts Brother
Theodore S. Frost died Sunday, March 15, at the hospital at La Grande, the fifth victim of the fire at Evans which cost the lives of his sister, Mrs. J. W. Shelts, and her three children. He was 21 years old. Mr. Shelts, who also was painfully burned about his hands and lower arms, is recovering.
It will be remembered that Frost had gone out of the house when the early morning explosion of a heating stove set fire to the frail cottage at Evans. He hurried to it and tried to enter a window to rescue his sister and the children, and fell forward into the blazing room. Shelts had to help him out, and his body was badly burned. It was thought at first he would recover but his injuries proved more extensive and serious than believed. He was taken to the La Grande hospital by the railroad company by which he had been employed.
Mr. Frost is survived by five sisters and his father and one brother. They are: Mrs. F. R. Carey, North Fork, Nebr.; Mrs. E.B. Yarbrough, North Bend; Mrs. R.R. Graves, Clyde, Wash.; Mrs. Oscar Christianson, Salem; Mrs. Bonnie Frost, Snohomish, Wash.; Terrence Frost, North Bend, Ore.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Thursday, March 19, 1925