Hennessey, OK Tornado, Apr 1912

Oklahoma City, Okla., April 20. – Fifty houses were blown down and two women killed by a tornado which swept the town of Hennessey, about thirty miles northwest of here about 4:30 o’clock this afternoon. Mrs. MARY HOLMES, a widow, was instantly kiled. [sic] The name of the other woman is unknown. The property loss is placed at over $50,000.

The tornado also struck the town of Hayward, north of Hennessey, where several houses were demolished. It is now known whether any one was killed there.

The Evening News, Ada, OK 21 Apr 1912


Fifty houses were demolished at the town of Hennessey. Mrs. MARY HOLMES and another woman whose name cannot be ascertained to-night were killed.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN 21 Apr 1912