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Wilburn KROPP

Sweetwater Cemetery
Nolan County,

1 May 1919 - 2 October 1941

Silas Tea & Mary Frances (Abney) Kropp
1879 - 1965 1881 - 1970

Cause of death: Extensive 3rd degree body burns due to industrial accident (nightwatchman on duty), Highway between Saginaw and Hicks Field.

While "burns due to industrial accident" is the official cause of death, the whole truth is; he left his post to assist at the seen of an accident (this is why the burns were received on the "Highway between Saginaw and Hicks Field" after all how many night watchmen spend their time in the middle of nowhere watching a highway?) Wilburn died from burns received while trying to rescue someone from a burning vehicle.

Contributed on 5/15/18 by r19g49r
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Record #: 164184

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Submitted: 5/15/18 • Approved: 5/16/18 • Last Updated: 6/26/18 • R164184-G0-S3

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