James William McCoy
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Injured by Gasoline Explosion

J. W. McCoy, who has been working out near Archer City, was injured in a gasoline explosion while at work there on the 16th of the month. He was carried to a hospital in Wichita Falls and given treatment and last Saturday was brot to the home of his parents, W. W. McCoy, north of town. Sunday he was taken to Parkland hospital in Dallas where he is under treatment.
J. W. was operating a gasoline engine pumping water and while filling the tank with gasoline it exploded and covered him with burning gasoline. He jumped into a pool of water and thus saved himself to some extent, but he was badly burned about the body and arms. The burns will take considerable time to heal but are doing as well as could be expected under the circumstances.

The Carrollton Chronicle - Friday, July 27, 1928
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams



J. W. McCoy, 1106 East Allen, Carrollton. Survived by wife Mrs. Edythe McCoy; brother, Ted McCoy of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church of Carrollton with Dr. Fred A. White officiating. Interment was in Perry Cemetery [actually buried at Furneaux Cemetery]. pallbearers were William K. Russell, C. E. Horton, Robert Stone, Clifford Haynes, Roy Posey, Herman McInnish, Ray Owens, and Bobby Moreland with Rhoton Weiland-Merritt Funeral Home in charge.

The Carrollton Chronicle - Thursday, June 11, 1964
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams


AUG. 12, 1912 - JUNE 6, 1964


JAMES W. - 1912 - 1964

Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Denton County, Texas


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