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DEATH BOLL INCREASED. PURCELL . I. T., April 27.—A terrible 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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