Willoughby, OH Storm, May 1893

Heavy Losses Threatened.

Willoughby, O., May 18. - The heavy rainfall of the past 48 hours has done much damage in this section. Chagrin river has never been so high, and it's banks were overflowed. The flouring - mill of J. H. Boyce was swept away with a big loss. The family of Mr. Caldwell, residing on the flats, were rescued by boat, their dwelling being completely submerged. The Penfield Machine shops are flooded and work abandoned. A number of small buildings have gone down the stream, and unless the storm abates heavy losses will be the result.

The Olean Democrat, Olean, NY 19 May 1893

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At Willoughby, O., the Cheyenne [sic] river was out of its banks. Early this morning the grist mill of Joseph Boyce was swept from its foundations, hurled against the abatment of the bridge and crushed into wreckage which floated away to the lake. Reports from
ALL SECTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN OHIO
tell of Swollen streams and overflowed farm lands, but it is impossible to make estimate of damage.

Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 18 May 1893