The Springfield Leader 04-17-1930 Charles E. Hankins
Delayed Explosion i of Of Dynamite Kills : Pro Tern Road Man Funeral arrangementa had not been completed today far Charles E. Hankina, SO, farmer of near Pro Tern, Mo, who died at 10:13 o'clock last night in a Springfield hospital, where be had1 been taken after suf fering the loss of his left leg and left hand through amputation as the result of a dynamite explosion yesterday between Forsyth and Pro Tern. ' The body was taken to the J. W. Kltngnrr Undertaking company last night and this morning was transported to Branson, where it wffl be prepared for burial by tha Whefchet Undertaking company. Funeral service probably win be conducted" tomorrow , afternoon, followed by burial In a cemetery a few miles from Pro Tern. : ' Hankins is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Hankina; Tin aona, Ross, Doss. Raymond, William and deft; two daughters, Gertrude and Mildred, and bis mother, Mrs. Rhoda Hankins t ;. ,v , - !,. y - ,:. 4 4 Two amputations were performed by Dr. Wallia Bmith and Dr. J. M. Threedgia of, Forsyth at the bos - pital here, but even then tha man was In a dying condition from tha shock and the wounds - . Hankina bad been engaged " In blasting tree stumps from tn path of a new road from Forsyth to Fro Tea - - After placing a small charge of dynamite Intended to open a hole in which a larger quantity might be fired, Hankins retired to a safe dis tance. When It failed to explode h returned to determine the trouble. The blast occurred fust as he reach ed for the explosive. ' ' '""