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Byron McCrory
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1878
Marshall County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1902
Marshall County
Indiana, USA

Byron McCrory was blown into the air by premature discharge of dynamite. Byron McCrory son of J. W. McCrory, residing 3 miles south of Plymouth, was killed almost instantly while at work with the Pennsylvania construction man at the summit west of town, at 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Dynamite is used in blasting the blue clay near the bottom of the steep bank at the summit in making room for the double track. Mr. McCrory was boring holes in which the dynamite was placed in and a stick of dynamite lay on the ground near him when a premature explosion occurred and his body was blown 25 ft. into the air, whirling over and over as he went up. The other workmen were some distance away but ran to him and found him unconscious, but still alive. He was put on the construction train and reach town 30 minutes after the accident. A telephone message was sent to Dr. Aspinall, the company's surgeon who met the train at the station. Nothing could be done however and he died about five minutes later.

Byron McCrory was an intelligent, industrious, exemplary young man and a favorite with all knew him. He was 23 years, 9 months and 13 days old, was born on the farm where his parents still reside in and lived there all his life. He was a member of Plymouth Company of the third a regular Indiana National guard's and of the American Modern Woodmen of Plymouth, Camp # 5289. And they will assist in conduct in the funeral which was held at the residence of his parents, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. the funeral sermon was preached by Reverend Austin of Argos and the remains laid to rest in the Pisgah Cemetery near where he was born.

The deceased leaves a father, mother, three brothers and one sister to mourn his untimely death. One brother is now at Los Angeles, Calif. and his sister, Mrs. James Adams, resides at Payne, Ohio. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wesley McCrory (1845 - 1923)
  Julia Logan McCrory (1850 - 1903)
 
 Siblings:
  Utinsy McCrory Adams (1874 - 1958)*
  Inas McCrory (1876 - 1880)*
  Byron McCrory (1878 - 1902)
  William Logan McCrory (1881 - 1938)*
  Charles McCrory (1883 - 1963)*
  Melvin McCrory (1885 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pisgah Cemetery
Marshall County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jim McCrory
Record added: Dec 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102354989
 

 
 
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