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Worker Killed at Clay Banks

Herald of Jan. 25, 1924

While working at the Clay Banks, east of Martinsburg, Irvin Dilling was killed in a blast that occurred on the McKerihan farm. A clod of clay was thrown from the explosion into the group of workers behind a 12-foot hill, striking the victim on the head. Paul Bailey occupied the farm and Emory Pote was the clay company manager.

Thermometers in Fredericksburg registered five and six below zero.

Two Woodbury citizens died this week. Rev. J.C. Stayer, retired Church of the Brethren minister and district officer, and town merchant, Benjamin McMahon.

One day’s butchering of f...


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