Pittsburgh, PA Storm, Apr 1884


Pittsburg, April 2 – A terrific wind storm accompanied by thunder and lightning and hail, passed over this city at 10 o’clock this morning, doing considerable damage to property and injuring a number of persons. The new wire mills of Oliver & Roberts, a large sheet iron structure on Ninth street, South Side, was blown down and two workmen were seriously injured, one of whom will probably die. A frame house on Twenty-eighth street, not yet completed, was also demolished, but no one was hurt. A carpenter named Robinson, who was erecting a scaffold on which Gid Jones will be executed to-morrow, was struck by a beam and seriously hurt. A number of other persons were injured by falling chimneys and signs. A special dispatch from Petrona reports great damage from the storm there about 10:30 a.m.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 3 Apr 1884

History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 1889 Read it online

Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania : personal and genealogical, with portraits Read it online

History of Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania 1886 Read it online

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