Boswell Boy Killed in Tank Explosion
The Boswell News June 5, 1936 – transcribed by Ron Henson
V.R. Yancey, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Yancey who reside three miles west of town, was killed Friday of last week in Fort Worth, Texas, from the explosion of an ammonia tank in the boiler room of the Fort Worth Poultry & Egg Company where he was employed as an egg trucker. He was in a room just above the boiler room and his body was hurtled down through the collapsing floor and crused [sic] to death under the debris.
After finishing high school he took a business course in Brantley’s Business College in Fort Worth, Texas, and failing to secure a position to his chosen profession, accepted employment with the firm where the sad accident occurred.
He was an ideal young man and loved by all who knew him. Why such a noble young man should be taken away in young manhood when he had a bright future, is known only to the Creator?
Surviving relatives besides his wife and small son are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Yancey, Boswell, Okla.; two brothers, O.B. Yancey, Boswell; and Willie