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Dale Swan (1946)


Posted By: Kent Transier (email)
Date: 4/26/2016 at 17:16:12

Cleveland American
Cleveland, Pawnee, Oklahoma
July 1946

Blast Kills Son of Local Resident

..Dale Swan Killed In Blast In Illinois; Buried in Iowa

Dale Swan, 39, son of Mrs. Lucy Swan, of Cleveland, was killed in a gas pipeline explosion in Illinois near La Salle, July 4.

Funeral services were held at Truro, Iowa, Sunday, where Mr. Swan had lived for several years. He is survived by his widow and four children. Mr. Swan was reared in Cleveland.

Other surviving relatives include three brothers, Delmar of Seminole and Edgar and Wayne of Stinnett, Texas two sisters, Mrs. Roy Jenkins, of Fort Knox, Ky., and Mrs. Ernest Thomas of Bartlesville. All the immediate members of the family attended the funeral at Truro.

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, July 10, 1946
Page 1, Column 1


Dale Swan, aged 39, of Truro, was killed and Cliff Halterman, also of Truro, was injured, in a high-pressure natural gas line explosion near LaSalle, Ill., last Thursday.

The Truro men were members of a crew which was working on the pipe line. The explosion killed six workmen and injured 10 others.

The men had cut into the pipe line and removed a 30-foot section, preparatory to installing connections for a future extension of the line. They had plugged the pressure end with a pipe-end, but it did not hold and was blown off, hurling some of the men 80 feet in the air.

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