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Wren William Carlisle
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1900
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1942
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Washington Post, May 23, 1924
Licensed to Marry
Wren W. Carlisle 23, and Ruby V. Williams, 18.
The Rev. J. E. Briggs.

OBITURARY FROM:
Washington Post Januanry 21, 1942

CARLISLE, WREN WILLIAM. Suddenly on Sunday, January 18, 1942, WRED WILLIAM CARLISLE, beloved husband of Ruby Virginia Carlisle and father of Lawrence Lee and William Spencer Carlisle. Services at the Chambers Georgetown funeral home, 31st and M sts. nw., on Wednesday, January 21, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
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Accident Article From:
The Washington Post Newspaper, January 19, 1942

HURLED AGAINST CEILING BY GAS TANK EXPLOSION, MAN IS KILLED

Blown to Ceilng - W.W. Carlisle, 42, a welder, of 3314 N St, NW, was killed yesterday when the 4100-gallon gasoline truck, owned by the O'Boyle Transfer Company, he was working on with a torch exploded, throwing him against the ceiling. He was on top of the tank and had just opened the hatch. The explosion occurred in a shop at 3137 K St, NW. A cousin , Jesse Carlisle of 1728 Wisconsin Ave, was in the shop, as was Milton Redman. According to Mr. Redman, Wren Carlisle had roomed with him for number of years, once in Columbus, Ohio. Redman carried Carlisle's body from the shop and at 10:10 am., he was pronounced dead by Dr. John Shadid of the Emergency Hospital Ambulance. Dr. Magruder MacDonald, coroner, issued the certificate of accidental death. His son, Lawrence Carlisle of 1504 33rd Street, NW, was notified.
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Accident Article From:
The Washington Post Newspaper, January 19, 1942

HURLED AGAINST CEILING BY GAS TANK EXPLOSION, MAN IS KILLED

A man was blown 30 feet to the ceiling of a workshop and killed at 3137 K Sreet Northwest at 10:00 a.m. yesterday in an explosion of a supposedly empty gasoling trailer tank.

Four men standing nearby escaped injury, one of them almost miraculously. The latter said the victim had just asked him to hold a light, but that he had paused to make a telephone all. The explosion blew the telephone from his hand.

The blast shook the windows of the lower Georgetown area, blew four skylights from the workshop roof, smashed 24 front window panes and left two heavy front doors in splintered wreckage on the sidewalk.

Property damage was estimated at $6000.

The blast was caused, police said, when the victim, Wren W. Carlisle, 42, of 3314 N. Street Northwest, undertook welding work on the gasoline tank trailer.

Five Persons in Shop

In the shop, operated by the Heil Body Co., were, according to police, Jesse Carlisle, a cousin of the victim, of 1728 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, an employee; Calvin W. Hinkley, of 1057 Thomas Jefferson Street Northwest, an employee just entering the shop; Edward Walker, of Greenbelt Md., an employee who was working on a nearby truck, and Milton Redman, of 3314 N Street Northwest, who had just entered teh shop.

Redman told The Post that he had roomed with Wren Carlisle for a number of years, once in Columbus, Ohio. He said he had been asked to hold a light for Carlisle but, momentarily, had stepped aside to make a telephone call. The tank trailer "had been thoroughly steamed out," he said.


Suddenly, he said, the explosion came, blowing the telephone out of his hand. Redman said that he carried the victim's body from the shop.

Office Wall Damaged

The wall of the company's office, adjoining the shop, was partially blown in and the floor was littered with glass.

Carlisle was pronounce dead at 10:10 a.m. by Dr. John Shdid, of the Emergency Hospital ambulance. A son, Lawrence Carlisle, of 1504 Thirty-third Street Northwest, was notified.

The trailer tank, of 4100-gallon capacity, was owned by teh O'Boyle Transfer Co. and was partially wrecked. It had been put through the usual processes preparatory to being repaired and had been entirely drained of gasoline reports to police said.

Dr. Magruder MacDonald, coroner, last night issued a certificate of accidental death in the case of Mr. Carlisle.
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Copied as written by Joane Marcus Britcher
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Albert Carlisle (1871 - 1940)
  Florence Nancy Brown Carlisle (1875 - 1947)
 
 Children:
  Lawrence Lee Carlisle (1922 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bertha Alexandria Carlisle Speck (1890 - 1959)*
  Annie Nora Carlisle-Fauver Pierce (1892 - 1941)*
  Mabel Ann Carlisle-Pierce Beales (1894 - 1978)*
  Albert Nelson Carlisle (1896 - 1947)*
  Wren William Carlisle (1900 - 1942)
  Elsie Juanita Carlisle Butts (1908 - 1960)*
  Flora E Carlisle Morris (1913 - 1970)*
  Adeline E Carlisle Nash (1918 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Brentwood
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Joanne Marcus Britcher
Record added: Mar 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87308090
Wren William Carlisle
Added by: Joanne Marcus Britcher
 
Wren William Carlisle
Added by: Joanne Marcus Britcher
 
Wren William Carlisle
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