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Galveston, TX (Off Coast) Steamer FARMER Explosion, Mar 1853

MR. DUNLEVY, carpenter, is among the missing. PHILIPI MANDUS, a Mexican, from Guadalajara, employed in the steward's department, died this morning about 10 o'clock.
The mail, books, papers, and money are lost. The boilers are also totally gone. We add the names of some of the passengers who are saved:
C. M. HUBBY; W. SNODGRASS; MR. McCOWN; T. MARTIN; REV. MR. PETWAY; CHARLES BRANARD; MR. TURLEY, slightly hurt; J. P. DAVIS; MR. STANSBURY; S. A. NICHOLS; General SHERMAN.
Ex-Gov. WOOD, with some two or three others, left the Farmer while the boats were locked together, and was on the Neptune when the accident took place.
Passengers Wounded -- G. HUNTER, of Cincinnati, severely scalded; MR. McREYNOLDS, of Galveston, severely scalded and leg broke; E. M. STACKPOLE, of Palestine, slightly hurt; MR. BARNUM, of Maine, arm amputated since; GEO. MORTAN, of Houston, slightly scalded; DR. JUNMAN, of Crockett, slightly hurt; G. W. GRUBBS, of Yazoo City, thigh broken.
The steamer Star State, with a number of our citizens, spent most of yesterday at the wreck, and at night came in with five dead bodies -- MR. COTTON; MR. GEARY, and three negroes. She also brought some of the furniture of the Farmer. She has again returned this morning to the wreck with a cannon, in hopes of raising the bodies of the rest of the missing.
T. F. ROYALL, of Yazoo City, is unhurt; MR. EOODDARD, Manager of the Houston Railroad Company is missing; C. ST. JOHN, formerly of Lynchburg, but residing at Belleville, Austin County, died last night at 11 o'clock.
There are yet many passengers whose names cannot be learned. They were mostly strangers, and their names will probably be found on the registers of the Houston hotels.
Thirteen of the Farmer's crew have been killed. In addition to those already named are the following:
LEWIS HILDEBRAND; CHARLES SWIZER, and one name not known. Also two negroes of MRS. GARDINER; one do. of CAPT. GEO. DELESDERNIER; one do. of JAMES COX, of Houston; one do. of THOMAS WESTROP, died yesterday.

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William Hale and Thomas

William Hale and Thomas Pritchard are burried next to each other in one of the cemeteries in Galveston. It was interesting reading this after just seeing their gravesites yesterday.

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