Elliott, IA Tornado, Aug 1928
TORNADO IN IOWA KILLS 3 PERSONS.
DECLARES THAT PROPERTY DAMAGE CAUSED BY WINDS MAY REACH $500,000.
(By International News Service)
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Aug. 27. -- Three known dead, nearly a score seriously injured, several probably fatally, and property damage estimated at half a million dollars.
That today was the resume of a tornado which ripped through four southwestern Iowa counties late yesterday. It originate near Fort Croch, and spent itself near Oakland, Iowa, not far from here.
The dead are:
J. T. JERVIS, Elliott, Iowa, farmer.
CHARLES JERVIS, his three year-old son.
The one year old son of GEORGE SMITH, Elliott farmer.
Bodies of the victims were removed from the debris of the JERVIS and SMITH homes. MRS. JERVIS was reported in a critical condition.
Logansport Pharos Tribune Indiana 1928-08-27