Writes to Santa, Drops Dead (1908)

The Bee [Earlington, Kentucky] 24 Dec. 1908

     “Seattle, Dec. 21.-Little Ruth Weaver, an 8-year-old student at Mount Carmel Mission, had just finished her letter to her mother and to Santa Claus, when, with a cry of ‘Oh, sister I’m so dizzy,’ she fell to the floor and breathed her last.”