Pender, NE Tornado, Apr 1908
NEBRASKA HAD FIERCE CYCLONE.
Mainly In Cummings and Thurston Counties.
RAIN AND HAIL STORM
Three Persons Killed, Many Injured. Houses and Other Buildings Destroyed--Wires down.
BANCROFT, Neb., April 24.--A cyclone swept through Cumming county and into Thurston county Thursday and three people are known to have been killed, a number injured and a number of houses destroyed. Telegraph and telephone wires are down and reports are slow in arriving.
The tornado struck the house of JOHN MANGLESON, near Pender, Neb., and then swooped into the air, taking the wreckage of the house, and both MR. and MRS. MANGLESON were killed, their bodies being carried a mile.
George Waacker and family were at lunch when the twister struck their house. Three of the family were seriously injured. The dead body of a little baby was picked up in the public road ten miles from Bancroft. The child has not been identified, but was undoubtedly brought by the cyclone from some residence that was wrecked.
A heavy downpour of rain and hail followed the cyclone, which swept northwestwardly towards the Winnebago Indian reservation, where much damage is supposed to have been wrought, the houses being of the most flimsy character.
Warren Evening Mirror Warren, Pa 24 Apr 1908