Orland, IN Tornado, Mar 1920

Plays Havoc In Steuben

One Man Is Killed and Five Others Seriously Hurt During Tornado.

Cut Off From Outside

(Special to the News)

Angola, Ind., Mar. 29.-One man was killed and five others were injured as the result of a terrible tornado that swept over parts of Steuben county at 5 o’clock last evening.

WILLIAM DOUDT, 60 years old, was killed when he was buried beneath the debris of his barn which was totally demolished. The list of injured follows:
KENNETH, aged 14, son of WILLIAM DOUDT, seriously hurt.
MRS. DOUDT and two younger children, slightly hurt.
LEVERAGE LUCE, aged 30, seriously hurt.
GLEN WILSON, slightly hurt.
LOUIS CRIPE, seriously hurt.

The tornado traveled along a heading from Orland toward East Gilead, Mich., laying waste all before it. Many parts of Steuben County were entirely cut off from the outside world today, as all telephone and telegraph wires are down.

The damage done in and around Orland will total several thousands of dollars. A cement clock implement store belonging to ED HACKETT in Orland was entirely destroyed as was a fine dwelling belonging to JOSEPH HACKETT. Many houses were unroofed. A steel roof was blown off the Frick public library at Orland and set down in the middle of the street. Even greater damage was done at East Gilead that at Orland.

All buildings on the farm of GUY FRIEND were wrecked. LOUIS CRIPE was pinioned beneath the debris on this farm and seriously hurt.

The Fort Wayne News And Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN 29 Mar 1920

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List of the Dead and Injured

Orland.
WILLIAM DOUDT, 60.
WEST LIBERTY, Jay County.
DAVID KESSLER.
MRS. FRANK SMITH.

The Injured

Orland.
KENNETH DOUDT, 14.
MRS. WILLIAM DOUDT, and two babies.
LOUIS CRIPE.
LEVERAGE LUCE, 38.
GUY FRIEND.

The Fort Wayne News And Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN 29 Mar 1920