Isabel Vorst

Birth: 20 May 1868, Sainte Genevieve, MO
Death: 9 Jul 1898, Saint Louis, MO
Burial: 12 Jul 1898, Valle Spring Cemetery
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Isabel Vorst

Ste. Genevieve Herald

July 16, 1898
At the St. Louis Mo, City Hospital on Saturday, July 9th, Belle Hopkins, nee Vorst, aged about 30 years. Deceased died from the effects of severe burns received on the night of July 2nd, by the explosion of a coal oil lamp. Her brother, Joseph Vorst, of this place, went to St. Louis Saturday night, and Monday night brought back the remains, which were interred in the Valle Spring cemetery Tuesday morning. Deceased leaves one child, a little boy of about ten years.

Articles appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch after this sensational incident. Poor Bel was fatally burned when a drunken Sam Jungling threw a coal oil lamp at her because she would not let him light a firecracker in the apartment they were sharing. He served time for the crime in the State Penitentiary.

Children: Charles Joseph (1888-1934)

Charles Joseph HOPKINS

Birth: 13 Jan 1888, Ste. Genevieve, Mo
Death: 1 May 1934, St. Louis, MO
Burial: 4 May 1934, St. Mathew's Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Charles enlisted in the Coast Guard in1908 and was given an
honorable discharge in 1914.

His death certificate gives his occupation as “Deckhand, U.S. Engineering Dept., St. Louis.” The place of death was the U.S. Marine Hospital.

Spouse: Lillian Philomena “Libby” MORICE
Birth: 16 Jul 1895, MO
Death: aft 4 May 1934
Father: Henry MORICE (~1856-)
Mother: Honoria LAROSE (-<1900)
Marr: 6 Jul 1916, Ste Genevieve Catholic Church
Children: Margaret (~1918-)
  Rose Marie (~1926-)

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