Bonham, TX Area Tornado, Apr 1919

Terrific Destruction is Reported in Bonham Area.
Special to The News

Bonham, Texas, April 9.- The most destructive storm in the history of Fannin County swept over the western half of the county early this morning, killing about twenty people and causing a loss of several thousand dollars to property. The cyclone struck the county near Trenton and extended n spots to the Red River.

The loss at Trenton was confined to property, no loss of life being reported.

Four were killed at Delba, two young women named FULLER and Mr. and Mrs. PRYOR.

Sam and Cecil HUFFAKER and a child of Mr. ASHBURN were killed at Ector. Mrs. HUFFAKER and one son escaped by going to a stormhouse, but the two boys were killed when the residence was blown away.

The village of Mulberry, north of Bonham, was practically destroyed, only one house being left standing. Seven people were killed, as follows: Lafe PRICE, wife and two children, Fred WISELEY, Mrs. Ira WISELEY and Mrs. BOND. Their bodies were brought to a local undertaking establishment this morning. Several people at this place were seriously injured.

A relief committee of local citizens was formed today to aid the storm sufferers.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 10 Apr 1919

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Mulberry Nearly Wiped Out.

Jackson BAIRD, with the G.R.R. Smith Milling Company of Sherman, received a phone message from his sister, Mrs. GOBER, of Bonham. She stated that the little community of Mulberry, fourteen miles north of Bonham, had practically been wiped out. The reports were that several had been killed and many hurt.

North of Ector the farm home of Marsh HUFFAKER, a prominent farmer, was leveled and his two sons were killed.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 10 Apr 1919

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List of Those Reported Killed by Storm Wednesday
Following is a list of the identified dead:
At Ector:
Sam HUFFAKER.
Cecil HUFFAKER.
A Child of Mr. ASHBURN.

At Mulberry:
Lafe PRICE.
Mrs. Lafe PRICE and two children.
Fred WISELEY.
Mrs. Ira WISELEY.
Mrs. BOND.

At Blodgett:
J. L. BRANCH.
Mrs. BRANCH.
Roy BRANCH.
Percy BRANCH

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 10 Apr 1919