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Lillian Laverne Anderson
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1922
Death: Mar. 18, 1937
New London
Rusk County
Texas, USA

Lillian, a 14-year-old seventh grade student, was a victim of the New London School explosion that claimed the lives of more than 295 people, including her younger sister Allene. A young life taken far too soon. The sisters were buried beside each other.

The tragedy prompted the Texas Legislature to mandate that thiols (mercaptans) be added to natural gas to give the gas a strong odor, making leaks quickly detectable. The practice quickly spread worldwide. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alexander Anderson (1896 - 1953)
  Lola Marie Schneider Anderson (1902 - 1977)
 
 Sibling:
  Lillian Laverne Anderson (1922 - 1937)
  Allene Myrtle Anderson (1924 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
New London
Rusk County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Pinoy Pride
Originally Created by: MB
Record added: Jun 15, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5544350
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