Lugert, OK Tornado, Apr 1912

Fifteen Reported to Have Lost Lives at Lugert, Okla.


Fatalities in Four Oklahoma Villages Will Reach Twenty-Four - Fifteen Killed at Lugert - Wires Down and Communication From Stricken Section Entirely Cut Off.

Thirty-one persons are known to have lost their lives lives (sic) and more than 200 are reported injured, some perhaps fatally, in a tornado which swept through the lower edge of the Panhandle and Southern Oklahoma Saturday.

Half a dozen towns were demolished and as many more badly damaged in Oklahoma. At Lugert fifteen persons were killed. Relief trains have been made up at Altus, Okla., and rushed to the scene of the disaster.

At Lugert, Okla., fifteen persons are reported dead. Three timed that number are injured. Four persons, three children and a woman, are said to have been killed at El Dorado. A family of seven were badly injured when the home of Jerry Brown, near Yukon, was blown down. Mrs. Brown is reported fatally wounded.

Only the names of two of the dead were learned. They are MRS. LEE and MISS EVA STANAL, who died on the relief train while they were being taken from Lugert to Altus.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX 28 Apr 1912