Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Andersons in:
 • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
 • New London
 • Rusk County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Lillian Laverne Anderson
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jun. 11, 1922
Death: Mar. 18, 1937
New London
Rusk County
Texas, USA

Lillian, a 14-year-old seventh grade student, was a victim of the New London School explosion that claimed the lives of more than 295 people, including her younger sister Allene. A young life taken far too soon. The sisters were buried beside each other.

The tragedy prompted the Texas Legislature to mandate that thiols (mercaptans) be added to natural gas to give the gas a strong odor, making leaks quickly detectable. The practice quickly spread worldwide. 
Family links: 
  William A. Anderson (1896 - 1953)
  Lola M. Anderson (1902 - 1977)
  Lillian Laverne Anderson (1922 - 1937)
  Allene Myrtle Anderson (1924 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
New London
Rusk County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Pinoy Pride
Originally Created by: MB
Record added: Jun 15, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5544350
Lillian Laverne Anderson
Added by: Anonymous
Lillian Laverne Anderson
Added by: Christie Marie Shepherd
Lillian Laverne Anderson
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Danny Grizzle
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- fairynotprincess
 Added: Apr. 24, 2016

- Night Angel
 Added: Jan. 8, 2016

- Ray Bailey
 Added: Nov. 19, 2015
There are 85 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service