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Terrific Explosion Followed by Death, in 6 Parts (a Tombstone Tuesday Crossover)

Over at the Rose Hill Cemetery blog, I recently completed a series of posts about a horrific explosion in a Macon railroad yard. Two men, John McDonnell and Edmond Hodges, were killed instantly and rest in Rose Hill Cemetery. I shared all the details of the news article, believing the totality would be of great interest to many. Railroad yards were places of occupation for numerous ancestors in a myriad of families. Yet the danger of such, though well known then, I don't think is often remembered today. If you are interested in the subject matter, or any of the individuals mentioned below, please stop by and give it a read. The first post is linked above, and all posts in the series are linked below this first entry:

"TERRIFIC EXPLOSION FOLLOWED BY DEATH

An Awful Catastrophe at the Central Railroad Shops Here Yesterday Morning -- Engine was Blown to Atoms and Two Men were Instantly Killed, One More Died Soon After, and Three are Supposed to be Fatally Injured -- Six Othe…

German & Zannie Died Just One Month Apart (This Time It's Personal)

Brownwood Cemetery in Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia is where a few of my cousins were laid to rest. Two of them were German Fields Womble and his wife Zannie Peavy Womble. They were united in marriage in the year 1913, and they both died in the year 1969 -- only one month apart. G. F. died the 30th of August, and Mrs. Zannie died the 30th of September. Here are their obituaries from the Augusta Chronicle (Georgia).

31 August 1969
Deaths and Funerals
G. F. Womble

SANMDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Funeral services for German Fields Womble, 79, of Sandersville, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Sisters Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton and the Rev. Albert Stroup officiating.

Burial will be in Brownwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Zannie Peavy Womble, two sons, Charles H. Womble, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Louie Womble, Sandersville; daughter, Mrs. Lola Daniel, Orlando, Fla.

He was a member of Sisters Baptist Church, the Hamilton Chapter of the Masonic Lodge and a reti…

Bells and Dotsons

From Blue Heights Baptist Church Cemetery at Mountain City, Rabun County, Georgia:


I uncovered Tobitha's death certificate at FamilySearch.org. (Her first name was indexed as Tobeeka.) From this document I learned Mrs. Bell's cause of death was pulmonary tuberculosis, and I also learned the names of her parents. Tobitha was the daughter of Henry B. Dotson and Rebecca Speed, both being among those at rest in Blue Heights Baptist Church Cemetery.

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More Voltage than Used in Death Chairs (This Time It's Personal)

I recently signed up for Newspapers.com and was pleased with the number of results listed after my usual "test" search of LINCECUM. One of the first entries I read was an item about the death of my 4th cousin Lucullus B. Lincecum:

"BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS FAIL TO OFFSET VOLTS
Harlingen, Texas, Jan. 10 -- Two blood transfusions failed to save the life of L. B. Lincecum, 25, of San Benito, who died here at 2:30 this afternoon from the results of an electrical shock, from a 33,000-volt line.

The young man was employed by the Central Power and Light Company, and suffered the injury Dec. 29, near Sebastian, where he came in contact with a high line carrying more voltage than used in death chairs.

Lincecum was on the cross arm of a pole, and his head touched the line, while he held a wire going to the ground.

R. A. Ewing of the power department of the Central Power and Light Company, with which Lincecum was employed, gave a pint of blood in a transfusion this morning, and Scott Li…


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The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

So I answered, "O Lord God, You know."

Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!' Thus says the Lord God to these bones: 'Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live...'" (Ezekiel 37:1-5, NKJV)