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Funeral Card for Arthur L. Francis
contributed 2009 by William Hughes


Funeral Card for Edna Belle Francis
contributed 2009 by William Hughes


Funeral Card for Howard A. Francis
contributed 2009 by William Hughes


 

Francis In Critical Condition

Williams Francis, whose home was wrecked by a dynamite explosion Monday (see article), and who was so severely injured, is in a very critical condition. Pieces from the stove were driven into the flesh of his limbs and had he been able to stand the shock the physicians would have amputated at least one limb.
It is feared that blood poisoning will set in and that he will suffer later even more than he has up to this time. Mrs. Francis' condition is somewhat improved, and it is believed she will recover.
The report published that the babe that died was horribly mangled and disfigued (sic) by the accident, is a cruel mistake. The Evening Argus stated the fact, when giving the report of the accident, it was stated the child showed no marks of injury and that the death was doubtless due to the shock. The funeral of the babe was held today, remains being enterred in Pine Tree cemetery. Neighbors and particularly Dr. Bailey and his family have been exceedingly kind toward the unfortunate family.
Published April 28, 1904, Owosso Argus - contributed 2009 by William Hughes


William Francis died yesterday afternoon from the effects of the injuries received a week ago Monday by the explosion of dynamite in his home. (see photo) There has been little doubt at any time of the result, he being fearfully mangled about the head and limbs, and suffered great pain. His life might have been saved had he sufficient strength to go through an operation, but his weakened condition prevented that.
Thus far the explosion has caused two deaths, besides the severe injuries to Mrs. Francis and children.
Published May 6, 1904, Owosso Argus - contributed 2009 by William Hughes



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