Baltimore Sun

Gramps ID S0114


The Baltimore Sun, Thursday, Morning, August 6th, 1903

Jacob L. Zemon, who was most seriously burned of the four victims of the
gasoline explosion last Sunday afternoon at the Bell Lunch Room, 308 Light
Street, died yesterday just before noon at the Maryland University Hospital.
Coroner Hirsch gave a certificate of death by accident.

George W. Leutbecker of Lauraville and Joseph Wetzel, 483 East Twenty-sixth
Street, who also suffered injuries, are improving rapidly.

Mr. Zemon was born in Miriampol, Russia in 1868. He came to Baltimore when a
small boy and opened a small lunch room on High Street. For a short time he
kept a restaurant next door to Kernans Monumental theatre. During the last
eight years he has conducted the Bell Lunch Room. He was well known among all
the men employed along the wharf.

A widow, and four children, Rachael, 6 years old, Abraham 5, Samuel 18 months
and Solomon 3 months, survive him.


  1. Jacob Zemon [I376]