Galva, IL area Tornado, Jun 1892
The place to-day was in a state of demoralization. Business was completely suspended, and the streets were filled with debris of every description. The stores were more or less in ruins.
There is hardly a residence but which will need repair.
The damage is estimated at $200,000. Considering the number of buildings wrecked, it is surprising that there was not greater loss of life.
MR. OLSEN was the only one killed. The injured were as follows:
GEORGE ERICKSON, hip injured and arm broken.
MRS. ALBERT E. ERICKSON, hurt internally.
MRS. JOHN ERICKSON, hurt in back and head.
MR. HERMAN ANDERSON, hurt internally.
MR. And MRS. NOAH YARGER, slightly injured.
O. M. HEMPSTEAD, hurt about head.
EARNEST ERICKERSON, leg broken.
ALBERT ERICKSON, hurt internally.
MR. And MRS. OSCAR ERICKSON, slightly injured.
After leaving Galva the tornado went in a southeasterly direction.
From all accounts it must have been three or four miles in width. It passed three and a half miles from Alton. The large brick house of MRS. JONES crumbled to pieces. WASHINGTON DUNBAR'S large barn was blown over and a number of head of fine stock were killed. He estimates his damage at $3000.
Results of the Storm.
CHICAGO, June 14. --- Yesterday's storm did more damage than at first reported. At least seven lives were lost in Chicago and seventeen persons more or less injured. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage has been done. Following is a correct list of the killed:
GUSTAVE LEATING, 319 Western avenue.
EMMA KLIMA, 2 Â½ years old.
JOHN MICHON, 784 West 18th street
CHARLES J. ROBERTS, fireman at Armour's elevator.
D. HARVEY STEWART and three unknown men.
Following are the seriously injured:
JOHN BURNS, E. ERICKSON, EDWARD HOUSMAN, MAX JACOBS, ANNA McKLIMA, MAGGIE McKLIMA, JOHN L. C. LYAL, will die, WILLIAM L. OLSEA, will probably die, JAMES McGINN, J. P. ODELL, president of the National Savings bank, SEVERING OLSEN, may die, MRS. ANNA PADDOCK, MRS. M. SLATTERY, MRS. SHOAL and MAY WESLEY.
Aspen Weekly Times Colorado 1892-06-18