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boiler explosion tyler texas
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Description: Tyler, May 9. -- (AP) -- Two persons lost their lives today when an explosion in the boiler room of a dry cleaning company here blew the boiler into the office of an auto supply company across the alley. MISS LUCY LEE ANDREWS, 33, was killed instantly and WILLIAM A. POPE, assistant to the president of the supply house, died an hour later from burns and injuries. Among others hurt were J. D. BURKETT of Lufkin; JOHN W. YOUNG; EARL ANDREWS and C. C. CARTER. One wall of the cleaning plant was blown out and windows in the vicinity were shattered. The injured worked for the two companies. Cause of the blast was not determined. Both buildings were of two stories. MISS ANDREWS and POPE were in the office of the supply house when the boiler landed. POPE'S condition was regarded as extremely serious. Burkett had just gone into the store to purchase supplies for his business at Lufkin. YOUNG, alteration man for the cleaning company, was burned badly about the leg and arm and CARTER was burned seriously from the waist down when he dragged POPE out of the debris and JONES was waiting while he had his pants pressed.Denton Record Chronicle Texas 1934-05-09
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Andrews, Lucy Lee 107557940
b. Sep. 4, 1902 d. May 9, 1934
Elkins Cemetery
Smith County
Texas, USA
Burkett, J D 63725398
b. Jan. 20, 1903 d. Mar. 10, 1968
Garden of Memories Cemete...
Angelina County
Texas, USA
Pope, William A. 41243804
b. Feb. 27, 1900 d. May 9, 1934
Rose Hill Cemetery
Smith County
Texas, USA
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1911 - 1974


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