Coppock, IA Tornado, Jun 1902

NINE CHILDREN

Caught by Storm and Badly Injured.

Des Moines, Ia., June 12. - For the first time in two days telegraph communication with Washington has been obtained. Four wagons loads of students enjoying a picnic at Coppoe [sic] , nine miles south of Washington, were caught by a storm. Nine members of the class, which had just graduated, sought shelter in a school house, which was blown to pieces, burying all in the debris.

The Injured:
MILDRED MCATLIN, will die.
Charles Chance, recovery doubtful.
Myrtle Stewart.
Blanche Stewart.
Myrtle Shields.
Jessie Klern.
Gertle Reives.
Mary Jerrard.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 12 Jun 1902