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Homer S Clark
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1906
Monmouth
Warren County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1924
Monmouth
Warren County
Illinois, USA

Accident report: Thurday August 28, 1924:
Burns Caused Death of Young Man Last Night.
Homer Clark Died at Hospital Following Gas Explosion at Larchland.

Homer Clark, the young man who received fatal burns from a gasoline explosion yesterday while filling the gas tank of a Ford truck, died last night about 7:30 o'clock at Monmouth hospital where he was rushed immediately after the accident in a vain attempt to save his life.

The accident occurred at the Cameron Joyce construction company's camp at Larchland shortly after noon yesterday. Young Clark was employed by the construction company as a truck driver in the road work being done south of Larchland, and had returned from a trip and gone to the company's gas filling station to fill the gas tank of the truck.

Contrary to first reports, it was learned that the unfortunate lad shut off the engine of his truck while taking on fuel, but it is believed that some of the gasoline dropped on the exhaust of the truck causing the explosion Employees of the company stated that these exhausts often become red hot from the hard use the trucks receive in the day's work. It is also thought that the explosion excited the young man and that he jerked the hose from the gas tank of the truck letting the gasoline pour on him and on the fire which had started on the truck.

Clark was badly burned and it was immediately seen that he was in a serious condition. John McClellan and John Simpson, employees at the Cameron-Joyce Company, witnessed the accident and tried to extinguish the flames which enveloped Clark. They are in charge of the company's filling station and were near the young man at the time.

Clark was rushed to the local hospital and every effort was made to save his life. Last evening about six o'clock he regained consciousness and was able to talk with his father and told a little about the accident. He declared that the engine of his truck was shut off while he was filling the gas tank. He was badly burned on one side of his body and his face and arms were baked.

Corner John Lugg empaneled a jury today to inquire into the young man's death. The jury will convene at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at Mr. Lugg's office.

Homer Clark is a son of Siegle Clark who resides at 1002 (?) South Sunny Lane and was nearly eighteen years old. He had been employed for the Cameron-Joyce company for some time.

Homer S Clark, son of Mr and Mrs Siegle Clark of 1000 West Eleventh avenue, was born September 6, 1906 in this city and had spent his entire life here. He attended the grade schools in Monmouth and for some time had been working as a laborer. He leaves to mourn his untimely passing besides his parents, four brothers, Herbert L of Ames, Ia, Clyde who resides at 1916 South K Street, and Thomas and Frederick at home. He also leaves a number of relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. A.. J. Thomas, 115 South ______ Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Internment will be made in Monmouth Cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Helic Seigal Clark (1862 - 1939)
  Leota Bell Norris Clark (1872 - 1931)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Leonard Clark (1890 - 1946)*
  Herbert Leslie Clark (1894 - 1925)*
  Clyde Clark (1900 - 1970)*
  Homer S Clark (1906 - 1924)
  Frederick Clark (1910 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monmouth Cemetery
Monmouth
Warren County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 30, 2007
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One of my Grandpa James Clark's first cousins
- Donna Smock
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