WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY?
School board member, Andrew Kehoe, stockpiled over 500 pounds of dynamite inside the school building. He was disgruntled over property taxes and the upcoming foreclosure of his farm. Kehoe was known to be an angry man. The school exploded at 8:45 a.m. Thirty minutes later Kehoe drove his own truck to the school and while conversing with the superintendent, detonated the bomb inside his truck killing himself, the superintendent and a young boy nearby. It was later learned that Kehoe had already killed his wife and firebombed his own home.
Of those children killed that day, 3 are related to me. I cannot even imagine the horror of that day for the town of Bath, Michigan. It is in honor of those family members and all the others killed or injured that day, that I write this post.
Children of Eugene Samuel HART and Irene Elizabeth CARR who died that day are: Iola, Percy and Vivian.
An older brother of the three children killed, survived the bombing that day. He went on to have over 30 surgeries as a result of his injuries.
Perry George Hart
FindAGrave memorials can be seen by visiting these links:
Iola Irene Hart
Percy Eugene Hart
Vivian Oletta Hart
Here are some links of articles and a video where you can read about this terrible incident.
I had never heard about this bombing until I began to research this part of my Hart family. The three children who were killed are 3rd cousins once removed.
If you think you might be related, even remotely, to anyone mentioned in this blog, please contact me!In memory,
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