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Bend Cemetery
Payne County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Sandi Carter

March 29, 1901

Fred VanArsdale

A Fatal Accident

Fred VanArsdale, Killed by a Boiler Explosion

The boiler at VanArsdale's sawmill, which is situated five miles southeast of Ingalls, exploded avout five o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Fred, the son of R. E. VanArsdale, the owner of the mill, received injuries from which he died this morning.

Young VanArsdale was running the engine and was in charge of the mill during the absence of his father who had been for several weeks, prospecting in Cuba as a represewntative of a lumber co.

At the time of the accident he was at work on the pump, and he was thrown forty feet into a cornfield by the force of the explosion, receiving such serious injuries that he survived them but a few hours.

Fred VanArsdale was well known as an inductrious young man, and the many friends of the family will be pained to learn of his untimely end.

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