Princeton, Owensville & Griffin, IN Tornado, Mar 1925

INDIANA DIGS OUT ITS DEAD

Upwards of 300 Persons Reported to Have Been Killed.

Evansville, Ind., March 19. – Three Indiana towns, Princeton, Owensville and Griffin, today were engaged in the work of digging their dead and injured from the wreckage of homes, stores and office buildings by the tornado.

Upwards of 200 persons were reported killed and hundreds injured.

At Princeton 20 were reported killed and 60 injured.

At Griffin, six were reported dead and many injured, while at Owensville the casualties will run nearly as high.

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Davenport, IA 19 Mar 1925

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List of Dead

Following is a list of those killed in the tornado who have been identified:

Elizabeth, Ind.

GEORGE JOHNS, MRS. JOHNS, MRS. JOHNS’ mother.

Princeton, Ind.

VIOLA NUTHMAN 10; MRS. FRANK METZGER, 42; MARIETHA BROKAW, 10; ROBERT BRAMEMR, 70; ORA PERRY, 40; RILEY REEVES, 35; AUDREY RAUKIN, 35, of East St. Louis, Ill.; MRS. CLYDE OSBORNE, 32; MRS. THOMAS NASH, 50; MISS NELLIE COOPER, 17; MISS HAZEL MCGARAB, 16; EDNA WILKINSON, 12; GEORGE WILkINSON, 10, brother of Edna; JAMES WALLACE; JAMES WHITTEN, 4; MRS. ARCHIE MCCLURKIN; HARRIET MCCLURKIN; MRS. MARY MILLER, mother of Mrs. McClurkin; ADA MCCLURKIN, 4; SAM KEY and his two children.

Griffin, Ind.

CHARLES MAJORS; MRS. CHARLES ELSTERMAN; WADE STRATTON, 14; CLARISSA YOUNG, 14; VERA YOUNG, 9, sister of Clarissa.

Owensville, Ind.

WILLIAM KING, WALTER KING, MRS. WALTER KING, LUCY KING, HARVEY JOURDAN, MRS. HARVEY JOURDAN, and small daughter, LEMUEL WATTERS and small son, RICHARD WATTERS, three JONES sisters, MR. and MRS. ELVIS WILLIAMS.

At Elizabeth, Ind.

MRS. MATTIE HOKE, MRS. CHARLES RHODES, VIVIAN HOKE.

The Davenport Democrat and Leader, Davenport, IA 19 Mar 1925

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