Howesville, IN Sawmill Boiler Explosion, Jun 1900
On Monday evening, June 11, 1900, while operating his saw-mill, at Howesville, William Rumple was instantly killed by the explosion of the boiler. A son employed about the mill escaped with but little injury. Rumple was a man about sixty years of age. It was said at the time that he knew the boiler to be defective and unsafe, but that he put his trust in its holding out until he should complete the cash job of sawing then being done, the proceeds of which he intended to apply on the purchase of a new and safe one.
A history of Clay County, Indiana : closing of the first century's history of the county, and showing the growth of its people, institutions, industries and wealth, New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1909, page 382