Emory Eli Huyck

Emory Eli Huyck

Birth
Butternut, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Death 18 May 1927 (aged 32)
Bath, Clinton County, Michigan, USA
Burial Carson City, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Plot Northeast quadrant of cemetery, along north fence; 135 ft. west of Sandell mausoleum & 125 ft. northeast of the Nial Banton Smith mausoleum.
Memorial ID 7844960 · View Source
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Bath School Disaster

Emory was the son of William and Mary Jane Huyck. He graduated from Carson City High School and attended Ferris Institute. After serving time in the U.S. Army during World War I, he entered and graduated from Michigan State College in 1922 and took a position as Superintendent of the Bath Consolidated School. He was one of 45 lives lost on the fateful day when the school was bombed by Andrew Kehoe, a disgruntled school maintenance employee and School Board Treasurer who blamed high school taxes and the School Board for his financial woes. Emory did not die in the initial explosion of the school, but ran to help rescue survivors. A few moments later, Kehoe drove up and called Emory and two other men over to his vehicle. When they got near, he detonated another bomb in the vehicle, killing himself and the men. It remains as the worst attack on a school in the history of the United States.

Bath School Disaster Memorial Cemetery



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  • Maintained by: David Luders
  • Originally Created by: Always with Love
  • Added: 7 Sep 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7844960
  • Douglas Haney
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emory Eli Huyck (3 Jul 1894–18 May 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7844960, citing Carson City Cemetery, Carson City, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by David Luders (contributor 49008885) .