|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 28, 1927|
Two Children Dead From Gas Explosion
Margaret Combs, 4, and Merle Combs, 2, children of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Combs, of Sumner, are dead as the result of an explosion of gas Sunday afternoon at the home of friends near Lawrenceville.
The two children, with a little boy whom they were visiting, were playing in an out building where gas was connected. One of them turned on the gas while another got a match. Upon coming back the one with the match noticed there was too much gas turned on and turned it off. The match was then struck and the gas which had filled the room exploded. The parents rushed to the scene, but the children were so badly burned that Margaret passed away Sunday night and Merle lingered until Wednesday morning when he too died. The parents were burned in attempting to save the children, but they are not seriously injured.
Obituaries from The Olney Advocate Sep 1 1927
Foot Prints Spring/Summer 2009
Richland County Genealogical & Historical Society
Roy Newell Combs (1891 - 1972)
Ethel Gertrude Douglas Combs (1891 - 1928)
Margaret E Combs (1922 - 1927)
Merle Douglas Combs (1924 - 1927)*
Gail Combs (1928 - 1928)*
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Record added: Sep 04, 2007
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