|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1910|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1950|
Arthur married Velma Josephine Canaidan in 1932 in Sulphur, OK. He died in 1950 by electrocution in a seismograph accident. His parents were James Albert Hendrix and Laura Francis Cox Hendrix. Arthur had two brothers; Henry and Chester. After Francis died, James married Ada Lee Parker.
(Published in Borger News Herald, April 9, 1950)
PERRYTON - (Special) - Funeral services for Arthur Hendrix, 39, of Canadian, will be held today at 4 p.m. at Canadian under the direction of the Stickley Funeral Home.
Hendrix, who is survived by his wife and a nine-year-old son, Larry, would be alive today if a sudden gust of wind had not blown a live wire against him. He was electrocuted about 12:30 p.m. Friday while working with a seismograph crew some three miles north of Waco.
Hendrix was employed by the Petty Geophysical Engineering Co. of Canadian. Ochiltree County Sheriff Ray Phagan said when the seismograph crew fired the charge to make their test, part of the small wire that set off the explosive became entangled with the 6900 volt REA line. The end of the small wire was about three feet from the ground and sparks were igniting the dry grass.
The five year employee of the Engineering company attempted to pull the shot line from the REA line with pasteboard tubing. At that instant the wind played the fatal trick of blowing the live wire against his body electrocuting him instantly.
Interment for Hendrix will be held in Sulphur, Okla., tomorrow at 3 p.m.
V Josephine Canida Burnside (1916 - 1997)
USA WWII PH & OLC
Created by: Gary Souders
Record added: Mar 15, 2006
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