November 12, 1951 - Eldred, PA - Harry W. Boyd, Sr., age 49,
was killed instantly in an acid explosion at National Powder Company.
Seriously injured in the explosion was John MacMartin, age 29,
of Main Settlement. The injured man was taken by Eldred ambulance
service to St. Francis Hospital in Olean, NY, after being treated
by Dr. Robert Krall of Eldred at the scene. He was reported to
have a broken leg, arm and pelvis, and severe acid burns of the
face and arms.
Mr. Boyd was employed by National Powder several years and born
at Barnes, Warren County, PA, in 1902. He attended Sheffield schools
and resided in Eldred the last twenty years. Mr. Boyd was survived
by his wife Dorothy Mitchell Boyd; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald
T. Smith, Miss Mattie Lou Boyd and Mrs. Margaret Lippert; two
sons, Harry Boyd, Jr., and William Boyd; and a step-son, John
John MacMartin died in 2012.