North Tonawanda, NY Tornado, May 1899

Tonawanda's Big Storm.

North Tonawanda, N. Y., May 31.---The money loss by Monday's windstorm here will loss by Monday's windstorm here will not exceed $1,000. Two horses were killed. No human lives were lost, and, so far as known, no person was seriously injured.

The Evening Democrat, Warren, PA 31 May 1899



Tornado Visits North Tonawanda, N. Y., Doing Great Damage.

NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y., May 31.---A cyclone passed over the southern portion of this city and adjacent country yesterday afternoon. Two men were killed, houses were wrecked and much other damage done.

The dead are:

BROWNE, CHARLES, Tonawanda, farmer.

JOHNSON, FREDERICK, Grand Island, farm laborer.

Browne was blown from his wagon while driving along the river road just south of Tonawanda and hurled against a fence. Johnson was killed by a tree falling on him while he was seeking shelter from the great downpour of rain.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 31 May 1889