|Birth: ||May 29, 1913|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1956|
Big Spring Daily Herald ~ July 30, 1956
Dumas (AP) -- A petroleum tank farm explosion and fire killed 19 men yesterday and subsided today to a single fire in one tank.
Fifteen men burned to death almost instantly when a hot wall of fire shot across the ground when the first of four tanks exploded and burned. Four others died later of horrible burns.
Amarillo Globe Times ~ July 30, 1956
"Funeral services for Ray Biles, 40, who was Sunray's fire chief and a city
employee, will be at the First Methodist Church of Sunray Tuesday at 1 p.m.
He is survived by his wife, Judy, and one daughter, Melinda."
Wife: Jewell Madeline "Judy" Dodson
Robert Porter Biles (1874 - 1957)
Ida Belle Belcher Biles (1875 - 1952)
Jewel M. Dodson West (1918 - 1998)*
Ladee French Biles (1954 - 1954)*
Howard M Biles (1902 - 1957)*
Guy Wood Biles (1904 - 1986)*
Ray M. Biles (1913 - 1956)
Lane Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Mary V. [Johnson] Edgar
Record added: Nov 19, 2010
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