Thebes Black Powder Plant explosion 1907-1920 era?

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Rana

Pahrump, NV

#1 Aug 26, 2006
I am searching for genealogy information on my grandmother's parents. Family stories state that both her mother and father died in an explsion at the Black Powder Factory in Thebes, Illinois, around 1918. I have read that there was also a Dynamite factory in the same area, in Fayville, that exploded in 1920 and was never rebuilt. I read that the Black Powder factory had several diffeent explsions, some with no injuries and one that killed 5-6 people. Does anyone have any informaiton about these plants, the explsions, dates, and very possibly, the names and dates of those who died in the explosions. Is there a library or historical reference location in the area that I might be able to access?

Rana, rescueme@teknett.com
beverlyj

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Apr 22, 2007
Rana wrote:
I am searching for genealogy information on my grandmother's parents. Family stories state that both her mother and father died in an explsion at the Black Powder Factory in Thebes, Illinois, around 1918. I have read that there was also a Dynamite factory in the same area, in Fayville, that exploded in 1920 and was never rebuilt. I read that the Black Powder factory had several diffeent explsions, some with no injuries and one that killed 5-6 people. Does anyone have any informaiton about these plants, the explsions, dates, and very possibly, the names and dates of those who died in the explosions. Is there a library or historical reference location in the area that I might be able to access?
Rana, rescueme@teknett.com
Rana,Contact the Thebes Historical Society Thebes,IL. 62990. Someone should be able to help you there.
T-G-W

Springfield, IL

#3 Mar 24, 2010
Ask Randy Masterson.He knows alot about fayville!Otherwise he's dumb as a post but he knows about Fayville.
Annie

Ballwin, MO

#4 Jun 8, 2011
Rana wrote:
I am searching for genealogy information on my grandmother's parents. Family stories state that both her mother and father died in an explsion at the Black Powder Factory in Thebes, Illinois, around 1918. I have read that there was also a Dynamite factory in the same area, in Fayville, that exploded in 1920 and was never rebuilt. I read that the Black Powder factory had several diffeent explsions, some with no injuries and one that killed 5-6 people. Does anyone have any informaiton about these plants, the explsions, dates, and very possibly, the names and dates of those who died in the explosions. Is there a library or historical reference location in the area that I might be able to access?
Rana, rescueme@teknett.com
I'd be curious about this, too, as I have a great-great grandmother who worked at a dynamite factory in Thebes. I have no other information to share, but I'd love to learn more. I will try to contact the Thebes Historical Society, as well.
Big Jake

Streamwood, IL

#5 Jun 27, 2011
Rana wrote:
I am searching for genealogy information on my grandmother's parents. Family stories state that both her mother and father died in an explsion at the Black Powder Factory in Thebes, Illinois, around 1918. I have read that there was also a Dynamite factory in the same area, in Fayville, that exploded in 1920 and was never rebuilt. I read that the Black Powder factory had several diffeent explsions, some with no injuries and one that killed 5-6 people. Does anyone have any informaiton about these plants, the explsions, dates, and very possibly, the names and dates of those who died in the explosions. Is there a library or historical reference location in the area that I might be able to access?
Rana, rescueme@teknett.com
The Jolleys may be able to help or the Oberts or Dzobronskavi Zjimonockyczhech
VELVET-JONES

Morton, IL

#6 Jan 17, 2012
Big Jake wrote:
<quoted text>The Jolleys may be able to help or the Oberts or Dzobronskavi Zjimonockyczhech
You might try Diz franklin also!

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