Fort Wayne, IN Westminster Seminary Explosion, Nov 1894

The Victims.

Miss Clara Diebold is at St. Joseph hospital, and Dr. Stemen says that her burns are very dangerous. If the unfortunate girl survives the shock, her condition will still remain critical, as the inhaling of the burning gas has seriously interfered with the respiratory organs. The lining of the throat and lungs and blistered and congested condition of the lungs, and other complications are feared. Miss Diebold is about 23 years old, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Diebold, reside at 68 Boone Street. Miss Diebold has worked at the seminary for three years.

Miss Edith masters is also at the hospital and is suffering much pain. Her burns are not considered dangerous. Miss Masters is about 24 years of age and her parents reside at Auburn.

Miss Lillie Ander, the dining room girl, who was singed and blistered, recently came to the institution from Lagro, Ind.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 6 Nov 1894

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Reported Dying.

At 3 o’clock this afternoon a phone message from St. Joseph hospital says that Miss Diebold is dying.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 6 Nov 1894

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It Is Critical.
Clara Diebold Cannot Recover From the Burns.

Miss Clara Diebold, one of the victims of the gas explosion at Westminster Seminary, is in a critical condition this afternoon, and it is feared that she cannot survive many hours.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 7 Nov 1894

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Miss Clara Diebold, who was burned at Westminster seminary, is resting easily to-day and may be able to recover from the shock.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 8 Nov 1894

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Hospital Patients.

Clara Diebold Still in a Critical Condition--Hoffman Better.
Miss Clara Diebold, who was burned in the gas explosion at Westminster seminary election day, is in a very critical condition this afternoon at St. Joe hospital. Her recovery is hardly possible.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 13 Nov 1894

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She May Recover.

Clara Diebold Reported Some Better--Other Suffering Patients.

Miss Clara Diebold, the young lady who was injured by the explosion of gas at Westminster Seminary, showed signs of improvements for the first time to-day, and the sisters at St. Joseph hospital are now hopeful of her recovery.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 16 Nov 1894

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The funeral of Clara Diebold was held this morning at St. Paul’s Catholic church.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 20 Nov 1894