Emory Flaherty

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Obituaries: Emory Flaherty
By Board Administration (Admin) ( on Wednesday, April 02, 2003 - 10:26 am:

Owensboro, KY "Messenger"
Submitted by Grace Knowles [knowles@montana.com]
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Second Victim of Explosion

Terrible Suffering of Emory Flaherty Ended

Death came at 3 o'clock on Thursday Afternoon

Funeral This Afternoon

Services for McKinley Burdette from Third Baptist Church at 9:30 This Morning

Emory Flaherty died at the city hospital at 4:25 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the second victim of the
explosion in the plant of the American Dry Cleaning company Wednesday afternoon. He lived a little
more than twenty-four hours after being burned. McKinley Burdette, his companion in the disaster,
died at 11 o'clock Wednesday night. Emory Flaherty was seventeen and McKinley Burdette fifteen years
of age.

Thursday morning young Flaherty appeared somewhat improved, and some slight hope for his recovery
was entertained. Hope was not abandoned until nearly the middle of the afternoon, when he began to sink
rapidly. He was conscious almost to the time of his death.

The funeral of McKinley Burdette will be conducted from the Third Baptist church at 9:30 o'clock
this morning with services by the Rev. T.N. Compton. The pall bearers will be: Frank D. Fuller,
Rice Goff, Lee Friedman, Earl Mattingly, Paul Hahn and Russell Faught.

He was the only son of J.C. and Lottie Burdette, and a half brother of Miss Flora Lloyd, James Lloyd
and Mrs. G.W. Hardy, of Owensboro, and Mrs Oscar Hinton of Cloverport, all of whom survive.

The funeral of Emory Flahety will be conducted from the home of his brother, Bert Flaherty, at 919
Cherry Street, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Services will be conducted by the Rev. T.N. Compton,
paster of Third Baptist church. Full arrangements have not been made.

The remains of both boys will be buried in Elmwood Cemetery.

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