Carl Blaine Allred
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￼Baby Brother Carl Blaine Allred
The year was 1943. War was raging in the world. It was the middle of World War
In Monticello In Monticello it was a happy time. The Allred family was anxiously awaiting the birth of a new baby. Father, Carl, drove mother, Maxine, to Moab. There was no hospital in Monticello. Older sisters, Kaye age seven and Mernice age four were staying with Grandmother, Laura Allred waiting for the good news.
The news came, a beautiful nine pound, black haired baby boy had been delivered.
In two days the word from Moab was the baby was very ill. He wasn't expected to olive and he died at only five days old. A tiny coffin was made for Blaine by a cabinet maker
and the Relief Society sisters lined it in blue satin.
The family held a small funeral service in Grandma Laura Allred's home. mother,
Maxine was absent as she was still in the Moab hospital. It was a very sad day for the sisters, their very first experience with death.
The reason baby Blaine passed away was a mystery until the Dr's. explained to the parents about the RH factor. This was a problem where the blood from the two parents caused a poison in the baby. Carl was type 0+ and Maxine was type AB-. Little was known about how to prevent such tragedies until, as luck would have it, in 1948 Maxine was expecting another baby. She was sent to Salt Lake City close to the hospital and Drs. Her case was one of the very first in Utah to find a way for the baby to live.
On May 25, 1948, Eddie Kimball was born. Very shortly after his birth his own blood taken from his tiny new body and new clean blood was put into his veins through the large vein in his head. It worked!! He grew well and strong and after a month mother and baby boy came home to Monticello.