THE DAISY CHILDREN ~ 2018

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10 year old Holly Jo Ellison was a victim of a school explosion in New London, Texas on March 1937 Texas City Explosion, Galveston Hurricane, New London, Tornadoes, Explosions, Fifth Grade, 10 Year Old, Memento Mori

Holly Jo Ellison (1926-1937) - Find A Grave...

Daughter of Charles R. and Velma Ellison. Holly Jo was a victim of the tragic explosion at the New London, TX Jr./Sr. high school on March 18, 1937. She was in fifth grade. She is buried beside Betty Kathryn Holleyman.

12 year old Ollie Bell Barber was a victim of a gas explosion in his school at New London, Texas on March Texas City Explosion, Galveston Hurricane, New London, Tornadoes, Explosions, Grave Memorials, 12 Year Old, Special Characters

Ollie Bell Barber (1925-1937) - Find A Grave...

Ollie Bell Barber died in the New London School explosion on March 18, 1937. He was 12 years old. He was born on February 8, 1925 in Canton, Texas to Robert Clifford Barber (1899-1933) and Mary Octavia Thompson (1901-1971). He had five siblings: Helen Rivers Barber Bagget, Ruby Viola Barber Sheppard, William Clifford...

12 year old Allene Myrtle Anderson was a victim of a gas explosion in her school in New London, Texas on March Texas City Explosion, Galveston Hurricane, New London, Young Life, Angels In Heaven, Grave Memorials, Sixth Grade, 12 Year Old

Allene Myrtle Anderson (1924-1937) - Find A Grave...

Allene, a 13-year-old sixth grade student, was a victim of the New London School explosion that claimed the lives of more than 295 people, including her older sister Lillian. A young life taken far too soon. The sisters were buried beside each other. The tragedy prompted the Texas Legislature to mandate that thiols...

10 year old Wayne Scott Arnold was a victim of a gas explosion in his school in New London Texas on March Texas City Explosion, Galveston Hurricane, Arnold Photos, New London, Criminology, Tornadoes, Grave Memorials, Fifth Grade

Wayne Scott Arnold (1926-1937) - Find A Grave...

Son of Azile (Tippette) and Otto George Franklin Arnold. Wayne was a victim of the explosion at the junior/senior high school in New London, TX on March 18, 1937. He was in fifth grade. His maternal Grandparents were Elizabeth Brookling Harris and Charles Hardy Tippett.e ------------------------- The following...

10 year old Kenneth Durward Corrie Victim of a gas explosion at his school in New London, Texas on March 1937 Galveston Hurricane, New London, Explosions, Fifth Grade, 10 Year Old, High School Seniors, American History, Real Life

Kenneth Durward Corrie (1926-1937) - Find A Grave...

Son of Calvin and Loretta Corrie. Inscription: Our darling boy. Asleep in Jesus. Kenneth was a victim of the explosion at the junior/senior high school in New London, TX on March 18, 1937. He was in fifth grade.

The Day Things Changed--The Poe School Bombing by Gordon L. Texas City Explosion, New London, School Shootings, Tornadoes, Old West, Civil Rights, Old Pictures, Elementary Schools

The Day Things Changed--The Poe School Bombing by Gordon L. Rottman

This is not an Old West related topic, but Cheryl suggested I write this up out of general interest, because of the era it occurred, and to contrast the differences on how things used to be compared to today. It’s a sad tale as it discusses the 1959 bombing of Edgar Allen Poe Elementary School at 5100 Hazard Street in Houston, Texas. It was the first tragic example of a deadly school attack in modern times. I say “modern times” as there was a much more horrendous 1927 school attack in Bath…

9 year old Mary Francis Bennett victim of a gas explosion at her school in New London, Texas. Texas City Explosion, New London, Criminology, Memorial Park, Grave Memorials, 9 Year Olds, Fifth Grade, Find A Grave, Special Characters

Mary Francis Bennett (1927-1937) - Find A Grave...

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Virgle Bennett. Inscription: Asleep in Jesus, Blessed Thought. Mary Francis was a victim of the explosion at the junior/senior high school in New London, TX, on March 18, 1937. She was in fifth grade.

New London Texas School Explosion World History, Family History, Texas City Explosion, Galveston Hurricane, New London, Singles Day, Historical Sites, How To Know, American History

MARCH 18, 1937: Texas Town Loses Entire Generation Of Children In A Single Day.

At approximately 3:17 in the afternoon of this fateful day, The United States of America would experience the worst school disaster in its history...and it has been largely forgotten.

New London Texas School Explosion--My mother, May F. Kendall, 23 years old. Photo by Ken Kendall, my father Kendall Studio, Overton Texas Texas City Explosion, Texas Things, Tyler Texas, Great Depression, New London, Tornadoes, Explosions, Interesting History, Storms

New London Texas School Explosion

In Memory of the Men, Women and Children who perished and those who survived

New London Texas School Explosion Galveston Hurricane, Newspaper Headlines, New London, School Shootings, School Building, Historical Sites, Family History, American History

New London Texas School Explosion | Hospitals

In Memory of the Men, Women and Children who perished and those who survived

New London School : in memoriam, March p. Galveston Hurricane, New London, Interesting History, Nonfiction, American History, My Books, Novels, March, Reading

New London School

Get this from a library! New London School : in memoriam, March 18, 1837, 3:17 p.m.. [Lori Olson]

New London school explosion, 1937 - third deadliest, after both the 1900 Galveston hurricane and the 1947 explosion in Texas City Texas City Explosion, 1900 Galveston Hurricane, Great Depression, New London, Tornadoes, Interesting History, American History, Novels, Explosions

New London school explosion, 1937 - third deadliest, after both the 1900 Galveston hurricane and the 1947 explosion in Texas City

Gas explosion in a school where 300 children died after a spark caused a massive explosion, probably after work on the gas pipes, New London, Texas, March 18, 1937. The force was so great it threw large blocks of stone onto a car parked 30 meters from the school,completely destroying it. Texas City Explosion, Galveston Hurricane, Norse Words, Old Norse, New London, Tornadoes, Explosions, Interesting History

Gas explosion in a school where 300 children died after a spark caused a massive explosion, probably after work on the gas pipes, New London, Texas, March 18, 1937. The force was so great it threw large blocks of stone onto a car parked 30 meters from the school,completely destroying it.