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Homer Dean Babbs
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1928
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 13, 1955
McLean County
Illinois, USA

Homer Dean Babbs

Worker Topples 18 Feet to Death

Stanford Man Fatally Hurt At Factory

An employee of the Alpha Cellulose Corporation was killed early Wednesday morning as he reached for a cotton linter bale, lost his balance and plunged through a trap door to a floor 18 feet below.
Homer D. Babbs, 26, of Stanford, who had been employed at the plant at 1000 W. Perry St., since April, 1954, was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph's Hospital. The accident occurred at 6:45 a.m.
According to the insurance agent handling the incident for his company, workmen were raising a bale through a trap door to a platform on which Babbs and Ernest Adams of 802 N. Roosevelt Ave. grabbed for the bale when a chain slipped.

Believe Skull Fractured

It was then that the workman lost his balance and fell. It was believed Babbs' skull was fractured in the plunge, the agent reported.
He was taken to McReynolds Funeral Home in Minier and visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stanford Christian Church. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christian Church with the Rev. Fred Penniston officiating. Burial will be in Brooks Grove Cemetery south of Stanford.
He was born near Covell March 25, 1928, a son of Hillard and Emma Smothers Babbs. He married Mary Owens of Stanford March 21, 1953.

Wife, Parents Survive

Survivors are Mr. Babbs' wife; his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Homer Cremeens of Peoria, Mrs. Charles Orrick of Perkin and Mrs. Paul Rearden of 613 1/2 N. Main St.; three brothers, Leslie of Wing, Donald and Robert of Stanford. One son preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of Stanford High School.  
Family links: 
  Lucious Hillard Babbs (1891 - 1974)
  Emma Smothers Babbs (1896 - 1981)
  Mary M Babbs (1934 - 1998)
  Ronald Dean Babbs (1954 - 1954)*
  Homer Dale Babbs (1955 - 2007)*
  Leslie Engene Babbs (1917 - 1982)*
  Donald Babbs (1925 - 1997)*
  Homer Dean Babbs (1928 - 1955)
  Robert Babbs (1932 - 2013)**
*Calculated relationship
Brooks Grove Cemetery
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Dewey
Record added: Apr 10, 2006
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Homer Dean Babbs
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Homer Dean Babbs
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