Searching for the familty of Cleo Stafford. The following was his obituary: Funeral Services Conducted Here Monday Evening Calr [sic] DeHart Recovering From Third Degree Burns The Boswell News April 14, 1939 – transcribed by Ron Henson
Cleo Stafford, twenty year old son of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Stafford became a human torch when gasoline was thrown all over him when a stove exploded at the DeHart Produce Company cream station Saturday afternoon. Fellow workers rushed to his aid and extinguished the flames. He, with Carl DeHart who was also burned about the head and hands were taken to Dr. Hale’s office where both Dr. Hale and Dr. W.H. Brown dressed the burns. Stafford was then rushed to a Hugo Hospital where he died at 4:40 Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Church of Christ with Rev. [unreadable] C. McKinzie of Hugo in charge. Burial was in the Boswell Cemetery. He is survived by his father and mother; four brothers, Virnie, of Dunn, Texas, Coy of Lawton, Jiloe and Haskell of Boswell and three sisters, Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Johnson and Melvina all of Boswell.
Cleo's married sister's names were Virgie and Sylvia. His Father's name was Robert Lee Stafford b.1885 Arkansas. His Mother's name Was Myrtle Middaugh b. 1888 Kansas.