Lawrence, MA Tornado, Jul 1890
In Union park five hundred to one thousand trees were destroyed. In Andover, one house was unroofed. Trees were blown down and fences torn down. The occupants of the ruined houses were mainly hard-working mechanics and laborers.
The engineer in the half-past eight o'clock express from Boston, saw the cyclone as it was nearing South Lawrence, and stopped his train, thus really saving the terror-stricken passengers.
Fire started in one of the houses but was promptly put out.
Following is a list of the dead:
MICHAEL HIGGINS, aged thirty-five.
MRS. MARY O'CONNELL, aged thirty-four.
MISS MARY O'CONNELL.
MRS. ELIZABETH COLLINS.
ANNIE COLLINS, aged six.
HANNAH BEATTIE, aged nine; killed in the house with the O'CONNELLS.
MRS. MARY LYONS.
A. HART is at the hospital in a dying condition.
The following injured were taken to the hospital, while many others were carried to private houses. The names of the latter are not yet known: PATRICK NUGENT; LIZZIE OLDSWORTH, badly bruised; MINNIE REED, slightly injured about the head; BRIDGET McDERMOTT, scalp wounds; MRS. CAMPBELL, lacerated breast; MRS. MANN, scalp wound; ORA MORGAN, internal injuries; JIMMIE and MINNIE McLAUGHLIN, badly bruised; ANDREW HART, serious injuries on head, will probably die; MRS. THIBAULT, lacerated arm; ELLEN McLAUGHLIN, slight injuries; LIZZIE MORRISEY, spine injured.
The Rolla New Era Missouri 1890-08-02