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 RANAUD.
CHARLIE BAIKELL.
THOS. THOMPSON.
WM. CROWLEY.
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