Steubenville, OH Disastrous Natural Gas Explosion

Steubenville, O., Jan 30, 1901

A terrible explosion of natural gas at 3 a.m., completely wrecked the house of John Loftus, blowing down the brick walls.
Mrs. Maggie Clary, housekeeper, was fatally burned, and Mrs. Loftus was prostrated.

from The Louisville Times newspaper, Louisville, KY
Wednesday evening 30 January 1901