George C. Wack

Died at Jones Memorial Hospital, December 31, 1921, From Injuries Received at Kerr Turbine Plant.

George J. Wack, one of the three men injured Saturday, Dec. 31, at the time of an explosion of a testing machine, at the Kerr Turbine Plant, died at the Jones Memorial Hospital, at 2 p.m. soon after he was taken there. Mr. Wack was away from Wellsville for fifteen years, being employed at Morganstown, West Va., was for a time at Shinglehouse, Bradford, Smethport, Pa., but always claimed this place as his residence. He was born Oct. 24, 1866, and was the son of Ferdinand Wack and Madeline Dernow. Mr. Wack was employed at the Kerr plant as a tester of steam turbines. He is survived by two brothers and two sisters; William Wack, Charles Wack, Mrs. Thos. Sweney and Miss Catherine Wack, all of Wellsville. Also by two nephews Edward Ephney and Charles Wack.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. today, from the home of his brother, William Wack, 270 West State street, the Rev. George Buch officiating and burial at Woodlawn.

(Transcribed by Cris Middaugh; Wellsville Daily Reporter 1922)