Aurora, KS Tornado, Apr 1909

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ONE FATALITY IN TORNADO.

BRAKEMAN BLOWN FROM FREIGHT TRAIN AND KILLED.

Concordia, Kas., April 13 -- When telephone communication was opened up today with Aurora,
a little town south of here, it developed that four persons were injured, none it is believed fatally, in the tornado that struck that place yesterday. The Catholic church was among the buildings demolished and Father MOLLIER was blown thirty yards, but not serously hurt.
A. M. GOSSEMASON, who was with the priest, suffered a broken limb. NELSON MORCOTTE'S home was demolished and MRS. MORCOTTE and her infant child were seriously hurt. None was killed in Aurora, but at Beloit, a nearby town, EDWARD M. WELLS, a brakeman, was blown from a Missouri Pacific freight train and was killed.
In Aurora two churches and two stores were wrecked, and almost every store and house in town was damaged. Much stock was killed in the country.

Nebraska State Journal Lincoln 1909-04-14