1950 Tragedy: Dust Explosion Kills Yard Master?

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On July 20th of 1950, our g-uncle, ROBERT CLEVELAND "BOB" LOGAN was killed in a "coal dust explosions", at the main yard in Nebraska. According to our grandfather, Marion Logan, who was Robert's younger brother, Robert Logan was the YARD MASTER for [a] Nebraska RR ( we do not have details. Bob began working with the Kansas RR, Colby Kansas, as a "runner", he worked his way up to telegrapher and later Yard Master.

Robert Cleveland Logan was born on December 24, 1892, near Smith Center, Kansas. His parents (my g-grandparents) were James Franklin "Frank" Logan and Mary Harrison "Mollie" Oliver Logan; both parents having predeceased him, Frank in 1926 and Mollie in 1896. Ironically Bob died two days after celebrating Sophie and his 22nd wedding anniversary.

Survivors were his wife, SOPHIA "SOPHIE" BENJAMIN LOGAN , brothers Oren Chester "Jack" Logan and his wife, Katharina Jensen Logan; Marion F. Logan and his wife, Merle E. Logan of California, sisters Jessie Gay Parrott, and her husband Charles Parrott, of Colby KS, Faye Lee Bell & husband Robert D. Bell, of Missouri, Margaret N. Dean and her husband, James Frank Dean, also of California.
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Bob Logan had been married to one Fern C. Thompson on 20May1915, this marriage ended in divorce. We know Bob had children, but we cannot confirm names and dates. Any information is appreciated.
 



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