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Bessie Kathryn "Kate" Bibbee Burckhalter
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1920
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: May 10, 1996
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

FATAL EXPLOSION IN 1963 CALIFORNIA:
Three are killed and scores injured when a boiler explodes beneath a drug store and a dress shop in San Jose, California. Customers, counters and merchandise are hurled through a huge hole torn in the floor of the drug store; both shops are completely wrecked.

Bessie Kathryn Bibbee was seriously injured in this explosion. She barely survived. Her injuries plagued her the rest of her life.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George McClinic Bibbee (1885 - 1940)
  Dove Ellen Sager Bibbee (1887 - 1977)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Winfield Bibbee (1913 - 1960)*
  Bessie Kathryn Bibbee Burckhalter (1920 - 1996)
  Lila Rae Bibbee Edmundson (1933 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Cemetery office states Bessie Kathryn was cremated in California and her ashes buried in West Va.
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Section C, Plot 121, Grave 3
 
Created by: James Edmundson
Record added: Jul 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113916586
Bessie Kathryn Kate <i>Bibbee</i> Burckhalter
Added by: James Edmundson
 
Bessie Kathryn Kate <i>Bibbee</i> Burckhalter
Added by: James Edmundson
 
Bessie Kathryn Kate <i>Bibbee</i> Burckhalter
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