Vermillion County Indiana Genealogy
Dorner Powder MillSubmitted by Steph/Bill Norris
The Weekly Clintonian Friday May 6, 1904.
Dorner Powder Mill explodes May 5th , 1904.
The mill was located in Vermillion County near Newport. Four men Burkle Mayhew, George Mayhew, Henry Griffin & DeSota Biggs were instantly killed by the 10,000 lbs of blasting powder. The glaze & coyning mill of the North Western Powder company were demolished. The mill employeed 28 men. Griffin & Biggs were blown to atoms. Fragments of there bodies were found in tops of trees 100 ft away. Burkle Mayhew's head & left arm were blown off, George's head was blown off and both bodies burned to death. Besides the 4 men killed 4 were injured James Nelson, Marshall Taylor, Qumey Foster & Art Peareetled.
|Copyright ©1996-2018 INGenWeb Project
Material that is copyrighted by others appears with permission, or is used under the provisions of fair use.
The copyrights of any contributor's material remain with the contributor.