Nocona, TX Catastrophe in Texas July 1905

The Wind and Lightning Kill Many – Destroys Property

Dallas, Tex., July 5 – A special to the News from Nacona (sic Nocona), Tex., says:
A tornado and thunderstorm passed a few miles west and south of here this afternoon, killing fourteen persons, injuring many others, and destroying a number of houses.
The dead are:
Mrs. C.C. Shackleford
Minnie Shackleford, daughter of R.G. Shackleford
Mrs. S.L. Tomlinson and three children
Mrs. Mary Lester and four children
Caleb White
Mrs. Ira Williams
Frank Samson, killed by lightning.

Reports of the work of the tornado are still coming in. The number of killed and injured will probably reach sixty.

Ten Dead at Montague

Montague, Tex., July 5 – Ten people are dead as the result of a tornado that passed over Montague this afternoon.
They are:
A.P. Earl
Miss Said Earl
Burke Earl
Baby of Lawrence Pillo
Tomlinson Family, consisting of husband, wife and four children

J.F. Clark's drug store, D.Y. Lunn's grocery store and offices, the old bank building, occupied by C.I. Alcorn, a real estate agent, the store of the Rowe Hardware Co., and fifteen dwellings were demolished.
The tornado lasted perhaps thirty minutes. Hundreds of head of stock in this vicinity were killed outright by the wind. The number of injured is unknown.

Bisbee daily review. (Bisbee, Ariz.), 06 July 1905.