Various Locations, IA Deadly Heat Wave Strikes, June 1931
9 IOWANS DIE IN HEAT WAVE.
MERCURY HERE MOUNTS TO 102 DEGREES FOR NEW HIGH RECORD FOR YEAR.
By The Associated Press.
Death dealing heat seared across the nation again Saturday, adding nine more lives to its mounting toll in Iowa and killing scores of farmhand males.
Saturday's victims brought the dead in Iowa within a week to 18, not including four persons drowned. Thermometers flirted with 100 degree marks, serious damage was reported to crops and the nation's death toll for the week passed 90.
The dead in Iowa Saturday:
WILL DUFFY, 60, Waukon, stricken while working in a field.
JACOB VAN HULZEN, 53, dropped dead in field.
CLAUS HEUER, Davenport.
JOHN BREWINGTON, 52, West Liberty, overcome while working in freight depot.
WILLIAM C. HUEBBE, 57, Tipton, overcome in field.
FREDERICK G. RASPON, 68, Burlington.
NICK J. ENGLING, 30, North Buena Vista, Iowa, died from drinking cold water while he was overheated.
OSCAR LUCAS, 66, of Cedar Rapids, suffered a sun stroke while unloading lumber.
CHARLES CHESPIRE, 57, of Anamosa, a guard at the state reformatory, overcome while on duty at the stone quarry. The prisoners he had been guarding took the body to town.
Mercury went to 102 here yesterday, breaking 100 for the first time this year and equalling the 15-year June average.
While the current heat wave is a record for June, temperatures of more than 100 were registered in Burlington seven days last July. The record for July last year was 109 degrees.
Burlington Hawk-Eye Iowa 1931-06-28