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William Ray Nuckols
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1910
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1942
Waller County
Texas, USA

Per Texas Death Certificate
Age: 32 years, 2 months, 18 days
Occupation: Derrick man - Oil well
Marital status: Married
Father: Edward Nuckols
Mother: Daisy (Robinson) Nuckols
Cause of death: Oil well explosion

Two Killed by Pipe Hurled By Explosion

Houston, Tex, June 9. Two men were killed and a third injured when they were struck by a heavy length of pipe which was hurled by an explosion in an old oil well which they were cleaning out.

The dead were W. R. Nuckels of Sealy and Wates G. Atwell, of Opelousas, La., Heston G. Howard 33, of Beaumont suffered an arm injury.

The men, employees of Work-Over, Inc., a company that cleans out old wells were at work on a well in the Katy field, five miles west of Katy. The wells are cleaned by blowing them out with natural gas.

Witnesses said there was a terrible blast which tore up the piping at the head of the well. A 75-foot length of pipe, 2 2/3 inches in diameter, was swung in a circle.

Nuckols and Atwell died at the scene. Howard was taken to a Sealy hospital for treatment of an arm injury.

Publication: Galveston Daily News June 10, 1942 (bio by: Melody) 
Family links: 
  Edward Ivanhoe Nuckols (1877 - 1927)
  Daisy Ethel Robinson Nuckols (1887 - 1943)
  Doris Louise Nuckols Kyle (1904 - 1965)*
  Harry Edward Nuckols (1906 - 1963)*
  Forrest Lee Nuckols (1907 - 1957)*
  Olive Leone Nuckols Tilley (1909 - 1945)*
  William Ray Nuckols (1910 - 1942)
  Martha Evelyn Nuckols Dunehoo (1913 - 1982)*
  Luther Jackson Nuckols (1914 - 1975)*
  Orie Andrew Nuckols (1923 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Roselawn Cemetery
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA
Maintained by: Melody
Originally Created by: Mary (inactive)
Record added: Jun 12, 2006
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William Ray Nuckols
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