Coppock, IA Tornado, Jun 1902
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.
MILDRED MCATLIN, will die.
Charles Chance, recovery doubtful.
The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 12 Jun 1902