Four Killed.—Terrible Explosion at the Ladd Lime Works

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
April 6, 1893, Page 4
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Four Killed.—Terrible Explosion at the Ladd Lime Works.—Men are Crushed to death.—Beneath Flying stones. A premature explosion of dynamite sends four souls into eternity…..

Those killed were: James Mayhew, Robert Jackson, Bedford Brown, Will Murphy. The first two were white, and were killed instantly. The last two were colored and died about an hour after the explosion….Jim Mayhew was married and leaves a wife and three children. He has been at work at the Lime works for a number of years and was a careful hand. His remains were carried to his old home in Cherokee county for burial. Bob Jackson leaves a wife and one child. His remains were carried to the graveyard at Woffords cross roads. The two Negroes were buried at the cemetery in this place.


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