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Edward Owen "Ed" Jupin
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1877
Death: Aug. 3, 1929
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Two Missing In Blast Oil Barge Blows Up Near City

Seven victims at work as gas causes explosion, one hurled high in air. Five were killed and two were missing following the explosion of an oil barge, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon on the Ohio River at Kosmosdale, eighteen miles southwest of Louisville on Dixie Highway. The dead: Murry Jockell, 23 years old, West Point; Leslie Underwood, 22 years old, of 2002 Howard Street, Louisville; Ed O. Jupin, 45 years old, of Kosmosdale; Cleve Skeeters, 45 years old, Dixie Highway; Allen Sauer, 48 years old, 710 South Barbee Way, Louisville. The missing, Frank Reader, 37 years old, Rosewood, Indiana; William Wilberding, 29 years old, 610 East Walnut Street, Louisville.

Jockell and Underwood were killed outright, Sauer was rushed to St. Joseph's Infirmary where he died Saturday night. The bodies of Skeeters and Jupin were recovered from the river near the barge shortly after 6 o'clock by a volunteer workman. The missing men, Reader and Wilberding were belived to be in the river and efforts were being made to find their bodies by workmen. The seven men were working on the bardge, tied at the Kosmosdale dock, half mile from the main plant of the Kosmos Portland Cement Company, when the blast occurred.

Courier-Journal, August 4, 1929


 
 
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 Parents:
  Gabriel C Jupin (1843 - 1913)
  Catherine Ellen Dennison Jupin (1847 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Josephine Jupin (1876 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Irene Jupin Bruce (1899 - 1967)*
  Theodore Jupin (1901 - 1913)*
  Johnnie Jupin (1907 - 1907)*
  Gladys Marie Jupin Benham (1908 - 1987)*
  Nellie Ruth Jupin (1911 - 1917)*
  Lula Jupin Benham (1914 - 1947)*
  Zula Jupin Bishoff (1914 - 2005)*
  Lamar Jupin (1918 - 1975)*
  Paul Edward Jupin (1922 - 1974)*
 
 Siblings:
  William M Jupin (1866 - 1947)*
  Edward Owen Jupin (1877 - 1929)
  Allen Gardener Jupin (1883 - 1946)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: h/o Susan Jupin
 
Burial:
Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery
Brandenburg
Meade County
Kentucky, USA
 
Maintained by: Kent Pack
Originally Created by: Thelma Whelan
Record added: Aug 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20731419
Edward Owen Ed Jupin
Added by: Thelma Whelan
 
 
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- C.L. Panagopulos
 Added: Dec. 16, 2008
Remembered by family
- Thelma Whelan
 Added: Aug. 2, 2007
 
 
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