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

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TWO KILLED BY A CYCLONE.

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