Various Towns, MN, ND, SD, NE Freezing Death, Jan 1888



St. Paul, Minn., January 16. -- The following storm casualties are reported:
Near Raymond, Dakota, two sons of WILLIAM DRIVER were frozen to death within a few feet of their barn. CHARLES HEATH is missing, and J. H. CLAPP has been discovered badly frozen, he having been out all night wandering upon the prairie. JAMES SMITH and two sons, aged 15 and 7, started for a load of hay six miles north from Monot, Dakota, on the 11th, and have not since been heard from. EMIL GILBERTSON, formerly of Chicago, was found frozen to death two and a half miles west of Hitchcock, Dakota. W. H. HEADLEY was frozen to death near Barkston, Dakota. At Virgil, Dakota, FRANK and WILLIE LIRISON and JOE WILSON were lost in the blizzard. WILLIE and FRANK are dead, but there is no trace of WILSON. A farmer named ALLEN was out with his son near Mitchell, Dakota, after cattle. The boy was frozen to death and the father will lose both arms. Two children of MR. FITZGERALD, at Inwood, Iowa, were caught in the blizzard while going home from school and perished. Near Garrison, Nebraska, three children of JOHN DENLINGER, who attempted to go home from school during the storm, lost their way. When they were found one was frozen to death. The other two may recover.
GEORGE W. POST, of Paxton, Nebraska, lately interned Revenue Collector, and another gentleman, were huting before the storm Thursday, and have not been heard of since. At Chester, Minnesota, six children of JAMES BAKER, while returning from school, succumbed to the cold wind, and when found were frozen to death.

Springfield Daily Republic Ohio 1888-01-16