St. Joseph, MO House Explosions, Mar 1929

TWO MYSTERY EXPLOSIONS KILL THREE AND INJURE NINE.

St. Joseph, Mo., March 13. -- (AP) -- Three persons were killed and nine others, mostly children, were injured early today in two mysterious explosions which wrecked two buildings. The first blast occurred at 1 o'clock, and demolished a two-story brick building. The second explosion, two hours later, wrecked a building two blocks away.
The dead:
MRS. MARY LEW, 65.
CHARLES DONALD NOLAN, 10 years old.
DOROTHY GLOGGNER, 9 years old.
The injuries:
TOM NOLAN, 45.
MRS. MARY NOLAN, 38.
CATHERINE NOLAN, 11.
MARIE NOLAN, 16.
HELEN NORINE NOLAN, 5 years old.
JOHN PATRICK NOLAN, 2 years old.
TOM TINNEY, 24.
MARY AGNES GLOGGNER, 6 years old.
J. A. GLOGGNER.
Both of the wrecked buildings housed groceries on the ground floor and apartments on the second floor.
Police expressed belief the blasts were set off by bombers, and were seeking two men seen leaving the scene of the first explosion shortly before it occurred. Rumors said the same two men later were seen to throw what appeared to be a bomb into the other building which was destroyed.
Investigation also was being made to determine if escaping gas might have been responsible for the blasts.
The explosion occurred in a densely populated residence section, just south of the business district. The blasts awakened a large proportion of the city's population. Glass was blown from windows within a radius of six or eight blocks.
All of the dead and injured, except DOROTHY GLOGGNER, who was killed, and MARY AGNES
GLOGGNER and J. A. GLOGGNER, who were injured, were victims of the first blast. The initial destruction took place at 2001 South Tenth Street.

Oakland Tribune California 1929-03-13