Morton, IL Storm, Jun 1902

Peoria, Ill., June 11.--The double storm that struck Peoria at 10 o'clock last night and again at 2 o'clock this morning was the worst central Illinois has experienced since 1843. Rain fell in torrents and the damage caused by the high winds is inestimable at this time.

At Morton, in Tazwell county, one man was killed. EDWARD BEEMAN was caught beneath falling timber of Martin Stooler's barn and was almost instantly killed. Several horses and a number of cattle were killed near there.

Des Moines Daily Leader, Des Moines, IA 12 Jun 1902