Death of William Perry Tevis in tornado in Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory Aug 22, 1901
NEW TOWNS WRECKED. Btornk 'Strnck Anadarlcd and HoMrt, Kilting Three Persons and Damaging; Much Property and Merchandise. El Reno, oi., Aug. 23,,—A wind and rainstorm amounting almost to,a tor- Dado nearly demolished the new town of Anad'urko Wednesday evening. ,W. P. Tevis, of Weatherford, Tex., and John Antone, of Paris, Tex., were killed by falling buildings and several others were injured, while about.20 buildings were almost completely wrecked and hundreds of tents and great quantities of merchandise were strewn over the prairie; The wreckage-will soon be cleared away and buildings replaced. The damage will amount to several thousands of dollars, but cannot be estimated accurately at' thin time. . Known in-' jured: Sam P. Nelson. Kansas City, may not recover; Dan- Warren, Story county, la., injured internally, not serious. bthers| iVere injured, but it is not believed any of them will die, .At Hobart there was almost a cloudburst, 2<4 inched of rain falling in an hour. Thousands of dollars worth of merchandise there in unfinished build- ingsand tents were ruined, but as far as learned no one was hurt. Reports indicate that'the storm Was severe in the country districts. Several people! are reported,! killed and Injured and many buildings ore reported destroyed, but as the points are.oft the railroad nothing definite has been learned. One report says that four persona were killed- at a farmhouse a few miles out from Anadarko.