PUGH Mabel Elizabeth (1897 – 1939)
Dec. 4, 1897
West Virginia, USA
Jun. 14, 1939
East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, Wednesday, 14 Jun 1939, pg. 1.
Blast Toll Reaches Two As Woman Dies
Mabel Pugh Succumbs With Burns In City Hospital
Toll in Chester’s cleaning fluid blast June 6 mounted to two today when Miss Mabel Pugh died in City hospital from burns that also cost the life of her brother, Clarence, a week ago. Miss Pugh of 515 Louisiana ave., Chester, died this morning at 2:24 of burns about the back and legs received when a vacuum cleaner she was using ignited cleaning fluid in the rug, causing the fatal blast and flames. Clothing of the brother and sister was fired, but they managed to extinguish the flames by rolling on the lawn. Damage was estimated at $2,500 to the lower floor of the home, which was blown into shambles. Miss Pugh as employed as a clerk for 14 years at the D. M. Ogilvie Co. store here. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Belle Pugh, with whom she and her brother resided; and two brothers, Arthur Pugh of Chester and Allen Pugh of Weirton. She was a member of the Chester First Presbyterian church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 in the home of C. R. Dungan of Louisiana ave., Chester. Rev. C. T. Weimer of the First Presbyterian church and Rev. W. T. McKee, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Locust Hill cemetery near Chester. Friends may call Thursday night at the Dungan home.
Contributed by George Allison