Pittsburgh, PA Basement Explosion, May 1890

We are sorry to learn that our friend and former townsman Frederick Keifer, of Center Avenue, Pittsburg, was severely burned on Sunday. Mr. Keifer and his three year old grandson, went to the basement for some purpose, and detected a peculiar odor, struck a match to see what it was. The instant he struck a match an explosion followed burning Mr. Keifer and the child severely but not dangerously, about the face and head.

The Indiana Gazette, Indiana, PA 14 May 1890

History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 1889 Read it online

Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania : personal and genealogical, with portraits Read it online

History of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania 1886 Read it online

Allegheny County : a sesqui-centennial review 1938 Read it online

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