West Newton, PA Sawmill Boiler Explosion, Jan 1903

Explosion Killed Two, Injured Two

WEST NEWTON, Pa., Jan. 17.—A boiler explosion at Bells Mills wrecked a saw mill, killed two men and injured two others. The dead are William Hunter and Robert Pore. A. B. Hunter, a former member of the Legislature, badly scalded will likely die.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 18 Jan 1903


GREENSBURG—From injuries sustained by the explosion of a boiler in January of last year, Archibald D. Hunter, ex-Assemblyman, died at his home in South Huntington township Wednesday. In the explosion two of Mr. Hunter’s sons were killed, and cancer developed as the result of the father’s injuries. Mr. Hunter was a rich farmer and was elected on the Republican ticket to the Legislature in 1894 and again in 1896.

Wilkes-Barre Times, Wilkes-Barre, PA 13 May 1904