Pryor, OK Tornado Apr 1942 Known Dead
KNOWN DEAD TOTAL TO 70, MAY GO HIGHER.
Pryor, Okla., April 28 -- (AP) -- The toll of known dead in the savage tornado that ripped down Main street to this war boom town rose to 70 late today and State Safety Commissioner WALTER JOHNSON declared he "wouldn't be surprised if it went to 125 or 150."
The highway patrol reported finding 23 more bodies in flattened frame houses along highway 20 near here. It was undetermined immediately if those 23 were included in the known dead total of 70.
Pryor, April 28 -- (AP) -- The dead in the disastrous tornado in this area included:
HOWARD WOOD, 30, Claremore.
MRS. MAUD CROW, 60, Pryor.
SAM S. WILLIAMS.
R. F. VAYTER, Tulsa.
A man tentatively identified from papers in his pocket at HOMER HAMMOND, 26, address undetermined.
J. HESS, about 50, Salina.
County Judge J. E. NICKLIN, about 60, Pryor.
MRS. C. D. BURDICK, Pryor.
ROLLIE HALL, Louisville, Ky., Oklahoma Ordnance Works employe.
MRS. LLOYD BALL.
MRS. DAN TRISLER, Pryor.
ELINOR ANN TRISLER, 3, her daughter.
RED JENKINS, Waco, Tex.
CHRIS CHAPLAND, 12, Pryor.
DAISY ABBOTTE, about 25, Pryor.
MRS. HARRY MARCH, about 25, Pryor.
M. L. PRYOR, Pryor.
MRS. HAROLD HEWITT, about 40, Talala.
LLOYD BOYD, about 40.
HOWARD WILLEY, about 65.
A boy tentatively identified as J. C. PURCELL, 7.
MRS. PHYLISS SIMPSON, 25.
Her son RAYMOND LEE SIMPSON, 5.
DALE E. BROWN, Springfield, Mo.
MYRNA K. STONE.
D. W. TEMPLETON.
LEE BLAKE, about 40, Nowata.
The Ada Evening News Oklahoma 1942-04-28