Leadership

Crushed to Death at a Fire

Issue 18 and Volume 51.

Crushed to Death at a Fire City Marshal Albert Bledsoe, of Cleburne, Tex., was recently killed at a fire in that city, which destroyed the Johnson County Court House. He was at the west entrance of the District Court room and held a nozzle. Brick first felled him, then a large part of the tin roof fell, covering his body. The flowing of the water prevented the incineration of the body, which was scalded and roasted almost beyond recognition. It was removed to an undertaking establishment, and Fire Chief Baylor Bledsoe, his brother, who was visiting in Wichita Falls, was notified. It is likely that had the latter been at home City Marshal Bledsoe would not have been aiding in fighting fire. The other firemen escaped, but two were more or less injured. Petitions were circulated and money was raised for the firemen. Mr. Bledsoe leaves a widow and two…

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