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JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
OBITUARIES

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Birdsong


Parents of Dix Man Perish in Texas Tragedy 

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Birdsong parents of Ancel Birdsong 
of Dix will be buried at a double funeral service in 
Grapevine, Texas, Sunday. They were killed Wednesday in 
an explosion which blew up the Fort Worth apartment house 
in which they lived. Two of their sons were injured. 

Gas leaking from a hot water heater was the cause of the 
tragedy. 

From the Mt. Vernon Register 
Sat Oct 27, 1951 
Submitted by Cherie Sheaffer


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