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Wilson M Barnett
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1899
Death: Oct. 24, 1916

Cause of the Tragedy

During the past week sad rites were performed over the remians of Wilson Barnett and Alex Drummond, who were killed bu an explosion, as we stated in last week's Record. Wilson Barnett was buried at Eagleville last Thursday and the funeral services for Alex Drummond were conducted here last Friday under the auspices of Cedearville Lodge No 249, he being a member of the order at Georgetown, Cal. Both men were highly esteemed, and their tragic end was a shockto all of their friends and the entire community. The explosion that caused their death occurred as follows: Last spring James McCartney did some blasting ofr Mr. Adams, and placed the explosives left, about twenty sticks of giant powder and fifty caps in the oven of a camp stove, put the stove away so that no one could get at it, and Mr. Warren got the stove, took it up to the camp and set it up, but did not look into the oven, and when the boys were cooking supper, the sad tragedy occurred. It was a miracle that more people were not killed, as at noon there were 8 or 10 men there and they were going t build a fire in the stove and cook dinner, but concluded to eat a lunch. Had the fire been built then the loss of life would have been greater.

Surprise Valley Record, Cedarville, CA
November 1, 1916
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  Dorothy E Warren (1880 - 1967)
  Wilson M Barnett (1899 - 1916)
  Willis Orville Warren (1911 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Eagleville Cemetery
Modoc County
California, USA
Plot: Section 3, Plot 15, Site E
Created by: EMS&MGS
Record added: Jun 14, 2011
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Wilson M Barnett
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Wilson M Barnett
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