Guthrie, OK Cyclone Destruction, May 1896
CYCLONE IN OKLAHOMA.
A NUMBER OF PERSONS KILLED AND A GREAT AMOUNT OF PROPERTY DESTROYED.
Guthrie, O.T., May 22. -- A disastrous cyclone and waterspout passed over this section last night, causing great damage.
At Edmund 20 houses were demolished, and two persons, HARVEY RICH and his daughter, were killed.
At White Eagle, 30 miles north, three cyclones formed within the space of one hour and swept toward the Osage country. Twelve houses were demolished and 40 or 50 head of stock were killed.
At Black Bear, JOHN ROGERS and wife were killed by falling timbers, while a farmer named WHITE was killed and all the members of his family injured by their house being blown down on them.
At Cushing, HARRIS McINTYRE and daughter JULIA, JENNIE WILMER, PETER DAVIS and son, FRANK DAVIS were killed.
The storm came up from the south and traveled north, while it collided with another storm coming from the west. It is reported that $75,000 damage was done to property and stock in the Osage Country. Several lives are reported lost, but the particulars are hard to obtain at this hour.
Eight cyclones have occurred within a radius of 50 miles in this section within five days. The city of Guthrie has always escaped the fury of the storms, owing to its location. Relief will be sent to sufferers in Payne County.
Evening Bulletin Maysville Kentucky 1896-05-22