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Thaddeus Foulk (d. 03 Apr 1902)Thaddeus Foulk (son of Miller Dunott Foulk and Hettie Speihlman)2591, 2592, 2593 died 03 Apr 1902 in Upland, Chester County2594, 2595, 2596.He married Katherine Watson.
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Dynamite Blows Men To Atoms
Explosion Heard For Miles Around and Men Terribly Mutilated
People in Strasburg were startled to see in yesterday'sPhiladelphia Inquirer the following description of a terrible dynamite explosion, surmising that the Thaddeus Faulke mentioned is Thaddeus Foulk, a native of this borough and until a few years ago always one of our residents
WEST CHESTER,Pa., April 3.Reports of a dynamite explosion by which two men were blown to atoms and another frightfully mangled reached this place from West Marlborough township, this county, this evening.The particulars of the terrible affair , as far as they can be learned are as follows:
Jones Murphy, Thaddeus Faulke, and Hiram Kuyer had been engaged during the day in blowing out stumps in a clearing on a farm occupied by Richard Hatton, near Upland.Dynamite was the explosive used by the men, but they were compelled to suspend work this afternoon because of its frozen condition.One of them suggested that they thaw it out, and Murphy and Faulke each took several sticks of dynamite in their hands and held them close to the flames, while Kuyer stood by and looked on.
"An explosion which was felt for miles around, followed and Murphy and Faulke were literally blown to pieces, it being impossible to distinguish the remains of one from the other, so horribly had the bodies been mutilated.Kuyer escaped the full force of the explosion, but not withstanding, his injuries are said to be of a terrible nature and his life is hanging by a thread.Faulke was only married the other day and Murphy leaves a wife and child."The explosion created intense excitement in the neighborhood and a short time afterwards all the farmers living within a radius of five miles had gathered on the scene.
A hand written note says that he [Thaddeus] was buried at Unionville, Chester County, PA.He died on April 3, 1902.The above is from a clipping from the Strasburg newspaper.
Thaddeus Foulk was a brother of Sallie K. Foulk, my Grandmother.
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Burial: Unionville, Chester County.2597, 2598, 2599