Greene County, Arkansas

    Obits for 1892



February 12, 1892

Awful result of a boiler explosion in an Arkansas town

Little Rock, Ark., Feb 9, -- Saturday morning while customers were waiting at Salton's Mill at Bethel, 5 miles south of Paragould, to get their grain ground. the boiler exploded and killed five persons outright. Four of those killed are: Thomas Woods, James Woods and son, and H. Waugh. A gin-house was demolished. The bodies of the killed were horribly mangled and scattered, one of them being cut in two and the lower limbs were wrapped around a post. The boiler was blown 180 yards.

Transcribed by: Sandy Hardin




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