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 - CYCLONE HORRORS. Awful Effects of .the Late...
CYCLONE HORRORS. Awful Effects of .the Late Tornado in Oklahoma. At Least Forty Pernonii Killed and a Largo Number Injured—Knormou* •trur'.lnn of rropi-rty-Th* LUt of Fatailtlr*. NORMAN , Ok., April 2".—Further reports reports of the cyclone near here Tuesday multiply the horrors. The latest estimate estimate is that thirty-seven people were killed nnd twenty-five injured. One hundred and twenty-five persons aro- left in destitute circumstances and thirty-eight homes were swept away. The dead are: Snyder, Love and nn unknown unknown employed by Ed Johnson; John O'Connor. Jr., wife and two children; five members Bryant family, John O'Connor, Sr., and wife: Agnes O'Connor O'Connor and Nellie O'Connor, twins, aged 13; Charles O'Connor, James O'Connor, David Brooks and wife. Miss Ella Brooks. Owen Rooney, Mrs. Moroney nnd two children. Miss Annie Heddens, David Banks, wife and two children; Mrs. IIess,Bauks' married daughter; H. C. Plcinens, child of. Mr. ISatcman, Mrj Peary and one child, Itev. J. M. Corlo. • The seriously wounded are: Charles Harwell, Mrs. Kettridge and infant, Mrs. Snider. II. P. Holliday and child, Thomas Weaver, John Doyle, George O'Connor, Mr. Moroney and three chil-. dren, Pat O'Maley, Albert Sinnox, Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore, Four children of Mr. Uanks, Mrs. Calbert, Mrs. S. II. Wilkinson, Georgo Hughes nnd child, Mrs. Penry and two children. It was the most serious cyclone in" the history of Oklahoma territory. In this (Cleveland) county it made iv clean sweep, destroying fields, demolishing houses, barns nnd agricultural' implements implements nnd dealing death to everything in its path. At this writing thirty- seven persons are known to be killed and many others seriously injured and dying. The most damage done was in the vicinity of this town in the westi ern and central portion of the connty. It was about 5:30 p. m. that the people people of Purcell, a town of the Chickasaw nation, fifteen miles southwest of here, noticed a dark cloud overhanging the western sky, which soon began to send down shoots like carrot roota Your correspondent observed the formation of these cyclones through a field glass. Points projecting from the clouds slowly assumed a cylindrio form, then conical, which very much resembled resembled great funnels, out of the end of which destruction poured. Their courso was from southwest to northwest. At first they moved slowly, but seemed to gain force rapidly us the points touched the earth. That portion of the Chickasaw nation ' where the cyclone formed and first struck is sparsely settled and little is . as yet reported, but passing northward and slightly to the east it crossed tho ! South . Canadian river about midway between Purcell and Norman. Here it struck tho thickly settled portion and only only missed this town by about on« mile. By this cyclone four persons were killed and several injured. Seven dwelling houses and two school houses were destroyed, besides machinery and 1 stock, numerous outbuildings, fences , and barns. No sooner had this cyclone passed and spent its force by the time , it reached Little river, about five miles northeast of town, than the people in town who had witnessed the destruc- ' tion being wrought were hastening to the relief of their country friends. In ' about one hour afterward another funnel-shaped funnel-shaped cloud was seen approach- 1 ing from the west which passed on the other side of town, its course being being about the same direction as the -. other, but it had formed several miles ' further off. This last and most de- , structive cyclone passed about five , miles west and north of Norman, through what is known as ten-mile flat 1 along the Canadian river, and the most prosperous agricultural vicinity of the county. Its force was spent a few miles I further north when it reached tho ' divide between this place and Moore station. DEATH BOLL INCREASED. PURCELL . I. T., April 27.—A terrible i tornado passed through this county Tuesday evening at 0:30 o'clock. It started five miles southwest of Alex, Chickasaw nation, traveling northeast. gathering fury as it went, passing from this to Oklahoma territory.razingevery- thing in its wake. The destruction of life and property iscnormous. Forty-two deaths are reported up to date. Eighty- five are known toQp seriously wounded. wounded. The family of John O'Connor, Bevcn miles northwest of Norman, consisting consisting of twelve, were killed except one. John Moroney'* house was •wrecked and his wife and three children children killed, he receiving fatal injuries. In the Uryant family five were killed. 'Searching parties are not all in but •each party to arrive swells the list in fatalities. Nine bodies will be interred 3n ; the cemetery here under Catholia rites. ._

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 05 May 1893, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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