1928 Explosion Memorial - West Plains, Missouri
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N 36° 43.341 W 091° 50.550
15S E 603365 N 4064696
Quick Description: Memorial of the Unidentified of the explosion April 13, 1928. West Plains, Missouri April 13, 1928.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2007 5:35:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM23KY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 145

Long Description:
Located at Oka Lawn (AKA Oak Grove) Cemetery West Plains, Mo.
This Memorial of the unidentified of the explosion in West Plains, Missouri on April 13, 1928. A explosion and fire broke out at the Dance Hall Downtown West Plains on the evening of April 13th well after the dance began. Many people were injured or kill in the explosion and fire that may have started in a automotive repair shop below the dance hall where gasoline may have been stored.
This Memorial is of those who's remains could not be identified.

Icie L. Risner b. 1905
Ruth E. Fisher b. 1909
Hugh Orion Sams b. 1908
Beatrice Barker b. 1911
Olis B. Holestine b. Ava Mo. Nov 9 1906
Ruby I. Hodkinson b. 1906
James Esco Riley b. 1901
Mabel Daum Riley b. 1902
H.K. Newton Riley b. 1906
Juanita Marie Laws b. 1901
Boyd Garner b. 1907
James W. Loven b. 1906
Marvin Paul Hill b. 1909
Evelyn Flo Conkin b. 1907
Mary Violet Adair b. 1910
Carson McLelland b. 1903
Nellie James Murphy b. 1903
Robert Scholten Murphy b. 1897
Frances Billy Drago b. 1907
Virginia Drago Rogers b. 1909
Disaster Date: 04/13/1928

Memorial Sponsors: No answer

Parking Coordinates: N 36° 43.340 W 091° 50.555

Disaster Type: Technological

Date of dedication: Not listed

Relevant Website: Not listed

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