Walter Evans

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
April 5, 1900, page 1
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Big Boiler Explodes.
Three Men Are Killed and a Number Badly Hurt.

Atlanta, April 2. – An eighty-horse power boiler, weighing several tons, exploded this afternoon at the G. O. Williams Lumber Company’s brickyard, killing three white men and injuring several others.

The dead are:
John H. Smith, aged 55, one of the owners of the yard.
James Perkins, aged 25, engineer.
Walter Evans, aged 21.

Injured: Rufus Glass, colored, badly scalded and bruised; Ed Hardeman, colored; Tom Glass, colored, badly bruised; Charles Hardeman and Charles Bailey, colored, injured by flying debris; Sam Banks, a negro boy, badly hurt.

The body of Perkins was found wrapped around a post ten from the engine.  No limbs were torn from the body, though one of his arms and both legs hung by shreds of flesh. The lower part of the body was stripped of clothing.


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