Delbert Colclasure Carpenter

Flora Ill, Sept 16 1954

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Delbert Colclasure Carpenter - rr, m i 1 WO I PeiiaQ l~-~~ £southeast Death...
rr, m i 1 WO I PeiiaQ l~-~~ £southeast Death Toll Three As Flora Building Collapses Suddenly FLORA, 111 .? — Three persons iltmn for a few minutes but made wore , killed, including two teen- his way out unaided. He suffered aged fountain l»ys. and iwu others!a cut on the neck. were buried under debris in ihe 1 *-A 26-year-old carpenter, Delbert madden collapse of an ancient drug Colclasure, said he was working »'ore Building in downtown Flora with Leak when one o^f the foun- Wednesday. " ; tain boys noticed the wall shaking. An adjoining brick building : "I looked up and it was wiggling while the t'-hour rescue i back and forth." Colclasure said. ouortttiuns were in progress, nar- ; 'Ten or 12 bricks fell and ( { i i rowly missini! some of the workers ! dropped what I was doing and d gging through the rubble for vie- j rushed for the door. I just got out- urns. i side when the east wall collapsed." Killed wen- Carroll Thomas. IS. i He said., the three victims were and Jerry Savage. 19. fountain boys, and Leonard Leak, 34, a carpenter carpenter who was laying a new floor in the 80-year-old two-story build- John Throgmorton, 70-year-old co-owner of the drug store, was trapped in the debris for half an hour and was saved when a large bea/n lodged on top of a sei of penny scales, holding other wreck- 'age off the druggist. He was not hurt, Cecil Powless. T>. the other co- I owner of the su« e, was pinned further back from the door. Throgmorton said he was standing standing in the front of the store "and thf next thing I knew the building Ml in." .Most of this southern Illinois town's 5.QOO residents were -at- traded to the scene. Flora is about L'n miles east of St. Louis. River Singes Rise 36 itage .56 Poof 418 87 T*Uw*ter

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 16 Sep 1954, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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  • Delbert Colclasure Carpenter — Flora Ill, Sept 16 1954

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