Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Teale

HIS BRIGHT TRANSLATION TO THE HOME ABOVE
WAS CLOUDED WITH NO SHADOW OF FAREWELL
a cryptic inscription, typical of the Masons
here is the newspaper article regarding the explosion which killed Mr Teale

Killed in a Fireworks Explosion.
HAMILTON, Ont. March 27. A terrific explosion occurred at the factory
of Hand & Company, fireworks manufacturers, late yesterday afternoon.
Walter TEALE, a son-in- law of Professor Hand, and one of the partners
in the concern, was blown to atoms. The explosion was in one of the
largest buildings. Half of the building was blown off in fragments.
Portions of Teale's remains were found all over the grounds, which cover
a large area. One part of the trunk was found fully 100 yards from
where the explosion occurred. The windows in many of the buildings in
the surrounding district were shattered by the force of the explosion.

5 comments:

LONDONLULU said...

Very sad and touching - it seems those kinds of accidents were so common then. I always wondered how it felt to live in times when mortality and death were so close.

Lowell said...

Goodness, what a tragedy and what a vivid description of poor Mr. Teale's surprising passing! Such an explosion seems to be a continuing danger in places that manufacture fireworks.

VioletSky said...

I think I prefer the cryptic description to the one in the newspaper!
I've seen this one on the cemetery tours, and once you know the story of the bright fireworks and the clouds of smoke, and his sudden death, it all makes sense.

Beneath Thy Feet said...

Interesyong that the newspaper describes him as been 'blown to atoms', and then goes on to describe how large parts of him where found throughout the grounds. Poor Walter, not a nice way to exit this life.

marbletowns said...

Wow --- unusual, and how tragic. I agree -- poor Walter!