Hancock, MI Hancock Chemical Works Explosion, Nov 1887
Blown To Atoms.
Chemical Works in Hancock, Mich., Blown Up With Loss of Life.
Hancock, Mich., Nov. 16. - The packing house of the Hancock chemical works was blown up this morning and six men killed. The killed are:
WILLIE KING, all young men; also
WILLIAM CUPP, married.
Fifteen hundred pounds of dynamite were stored in the building and not a trace of the building or of the men was left. The explosion was felt plainly at Hancock and Houghton, several miles distant.
Aberdeen Weekly News, Aberdeen, SD 18 Nov 1887