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Mr. Bud Hilburn

 
Paulding New Era
June 11, 1886
 
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A Terrible Explosion. Last Tuesday morning the boiler of the sawmill of Thompson & Lawrence (Lewis Thompson and Dick Lawrence) about six miles south of Rockmart, exploded into fragments, tearing up the engine and killing Mr. Bud Hilburn, the nigh watchman, blowing him into atoms and throwing him a hundred yards from the engine. The duties of Hilburn were to watch the mill at night and to fire up and blow up the hands of a morning. The explosion was announced about twenty minutes past 3 o'clock, and at thirty minutes past 3 o'clock was the time to blow up the hands. It is supposed that he built the fire in the engine and then went to sleep and let the steam run too high, and the explosion followed. The loss to the proprietors was about one thousand dollars. Mr. Hilburn leaves a wife and two children.



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