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Alexander "Alex" Haddow
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Birth: Feb. 26, 1895
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1928
Stark County
Ohio, USA

18 July 1928: More details were learned about the death of Alex Haddow, who met his end so tragically at Massillon, Ohio, Sunday night. John Haddow, his brother, accompanied by his wife, Miriam Reinoehl Haddow, and sister, Mrs. C. D. Sigsbee, Jr., of Cleona, hurried to the scene of the accident, arriving there several hours after his death, which was 11 o'clock, Sunday night. The furnace, which is owned by the Central Alion Steel Corporation, has been making fine records for high tonnage and low costs. For several days previous it had been working poorly, but seemed to be much better Sunday the day of the accident. Alex had left his office and was walking down the cast house with one of his men when one of the tuyerers (a copper water cooled casting through which the wind passes into the furnace) exploded. Alex turned around to grasp a hose to spray It with water and as he stooped over the iron struck him with terrific force spraying over his face, back, hands and arms and probably stunning him. A doorway close by was the only means of escape, this leading out to a narrow walkway thirty feet from the ground, over six railroad tracks and terminating at the other end with a flight of steps at right angle to the runway. Alex ran across this runway and down the steps to a point fifty feet beyond the bottom step. Here he fell to the ground and rolled to extinguish the flames of his clothing. Most of his burns were in the nature of "third degree" burns and there was no hope of recovery. His manner at the eve of his death was symbolical of the life he had lived, calm and peaceful. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Robert Falconer Haddow, Technical Sergeant, Air Corps Technical School, Rantoul, Ill., James Haddow, Jr., Colebrook, Pa.; Mrs. C. D. Sigsbee, Jr., Cleona, Pa.; Mrs. Elizabeth Umberger, Reading, Ohio; Mrs. William Ehlman, Tampa, Florida; John Falconer Haddow, of McKeesport, Pa.; and father, James Haddow, Sr., Cleona, Pa. The deceased was a metallurgical engineer attending Penn State College. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and also of the Euclid Lodge, No. 599, Free and Accepted Masons, of Cleveland, Ohio. [Lebanon Daily News]

19 July 1928: Funeral Services were held this afternoon at 3,o'clock for Alexander Haddow, of Massillon, Ohio, formerly of this city, who was killed In an accident early this week at a big blast furnace in Ohio. The services were held at the home of Mrs. C. D. Sigsbee and James Haddow, Sr., in charge of Rev. A. C, R. Keller, pastor of the Salem Lutheran Church. Interment was in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery with Funeral Director Daniel A. Frantz in charge of the arrangements. The bearers were Gideon Light, Roy Bowman, F. S. Frantz, James Haddow, Jr., Robert Haddow and John Haddow. [Lebanon Daily News]
Family links: 
  James Haddow (1853 - 1937)
  Mary Falconer Haddow (1856 - 1910)
  Mary Haddow Ehlmann (1883 - 1986)*
  James Falconer Haddow (1887 - 1969)*
  John Falconer Haddow (1890 - 1962)*
  Robert F. Haddow (1892 - 1971)*
  Agnes Falconer Haddow Sigsbee (1893 - 1991)*
  Alexander Haddow (1895 - 1928)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section M
Maintained by: Cheryl Sigsbee
Originally Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38251414
Alexander Alex Haddow
Added by: Cheryl Sigsbee
Alexander Alex Haddow
Added by: Bruce Speck
Alexander Alex Haddow
Added by: Bruce Speck
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How tragic an end. (tears) RIP
- Cheryl Sigsbee
 Added: Sep. 13, 2010

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