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Clarence Vincent Sayre
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1886
Harper County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 25, 1924
Jefferson County
Texas, USA

Houston, Texas
May 28, 1924


Funeral services for Clarence V. Sayre, 38, who was electrocuted while at work in Beaumont Monday, will be held at 5 p.m. today at the chapel of Sid Westheimer Undertaking Company, under auspices of Twentieth Century Lodge No, 510, I.O.O.F. Reverend H. V. Watts will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be C. R. Broyles, J. B. Watson, C. E. Hinds, P. M. Warlick, L. D. Barnett and A. C. Stanton. Honorary pallbearers are J. H. Jarmon, C. L. Enghohl, G. D. Daughters, E. R. Parker, E. J. DeCoux, Joe Jarebeck, A. F. Briggs, J. L. Brown, H. L. Daughters, Hugh Hartig, L. R. Kuhn, J, S, Kuhn, C. W. Peck, C. Murphy, George A. Pollard, D. L. Reeves, W. L. Robertson and J. C. Secrist.



Port Arthur Man Receives 30,000 Volts


Funeral to Be Held in Houston Tuesday

The body of Clarence V. Sayre, 38, of 2718 Twelfth street, Port Arthur, who was instantly killed at Beaumont Sunday about 4:15 P.M. while working on high power lines, will be shipped out of Beaumont for Houston at 5:15 o'clock this afternoon, and burial will be made there Tuesday.

Sayre came into contact with two electric wires, each carrying 15, 000 volts, and his body fell 27 feet to the concrete sidewalk below, according to other linemen working in the rear of the Eastern Texas Electric company plant, Tevis and Travis streets, Beaumont, Sunday afternoon.

Although about 15 men were working in the vicinity none saw Sayre until after a flash of electricity in his direction caused them to look that way, and his body was seen laying on the sidewalk below, officials of the electric company said.

None Saw Accident
Contact of Sayre's body with the high voltage wires caused the current to go off between Beaumont and Port Arthur for a short time Sunday afternoon until electric supplies could be diverted over other wires between the cities, according to O. Sargel, superintendent in charge of construction at Beaumont.

Soldering Connections
When the accident occurred Sunday, Sayre was soldering connections on a tie line extending from Port Arthur to Beaumont, but it is not known how he came in contact with the high voltage wires company officials said. He had been in the employ of the electric company for the past month.

Surviving Sayre are his widow, who is an invalid and six nieces and nephews, her sisters children, who made their home with the Sayres at 2718 Twelfth Street, Port Arthur. Sayre was a native of Harper, Kansas.
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin Sayre (1846 - 1917)
  Huldah Ann Miller Sayre (1847 - 1933)
  William Marion Sayre (1870 - 1939)*
  Lillian Ann Sayre Wheatley (1871 - 1921)*
  George Washington Sayre (1872 - 1941)*
  Fannie Sayre McKinstry (1874 - 1896)*
  Harvey Sayre (1875 - 1875)*
  Clinton Monroe Sayre (1877 - 1946)*
  Vivian Olive Sayre Pearson (1880 - 1963)*
  Katie Sayre (1883 - 1884)*
  Claude E. Sayre (1886 - 1956)*
  Clarence Vincent Sayre (1886 - 1924)
  Edgar Albert Sayre (1888 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Created by: Old History Buff
Record added: Dec 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45197704


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