Frankford, PA Cartridge Explosion, Feb 1903


Man, Horse and Wagon Demolished by Cartridges

By Associated Press to The Patriot.

Philadelphia, Feb. 5.—Peter McCallaghan, an employee of the United States Arsenal, at Frankford, a suburb, was blown to atoms, and Joseph Hunter, another employee, was severely injured today by the explosion of detonating cartridges. Ida Hall, a young woman, was cut by flying glass while seated in her home. More than one hundred panes of glass were shattered by the explosion.

McCallaghan was conveying the cartridges from the arsenal to the railroad station in a wagon, and the man, horse and wagon were torn to fragments. The arsenal was not damaged.

Patriot, Harrisburg, PA 6 Feb 1903


Frankford Explosion 1903

thanks for the transcript of the newspaper article. This unfortunate gentleman was an ancestor of mine. Do you have the name of the paper this appeared in?