Thorp, WI Tornado, Sept 1924
TORNADO TAKES DEATH TOLL
THIRTEEN REPORTED DEAD AND MANY INJURED IN TWO EASTERN STATES
13 KILLED IN STORMS
WISCONSIN AND MINNESOTA ARE SWEPT BY TORNADOES AND GALES
Milwaukee, Wis. --- Thirteen known dead, more than a score injured, and heavy property damage was the toll of tornadoes which swept through Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In Wisconsin, five persons were killed in the vicinity of Thorp, while further north near Ashland, six persons perished. Milwaukee reported one dead, and at Eveleth, in Minnesota, one man was killed.
Indications were that property damage would run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Several of the injured were reported to have hurts which may prove fatal.
Thorp, Wis. --- Five known dead, two others reported killed and between twelve and fourteen injured, besides a heavy monetary loss, is the toll of a tornado, which struck this section of the state. The known dead are:
SOPHIE GRAIKOWSKI, 15 year-old high school girl; ANTON LARZILSKI, 8; ROSE ROYENSKI, 15; MARCIA KOLYZAREZEK, 62 a farmer; BETH________, 3.
A heavy rain and hail storm, with a high wind blowing, proceeded the tornado, which lasted only a few minutes.
The twister covered an area of between ten and twelve miles, according to residents of this vicinity, causing the most serious losses in the territory about three and one-half miles south-east of here.
An automobile was blown from the road into a field and the occupants were seriously injured.
While ROSE ROYENSKI, her three brothers and father and mother were upstairs in their home, the tornado passed through and wrecked the dwelling. ROSE was instantly killed, all the other members of the family being injured.
ANTON LARZILSKI was killed while driving home the cows. His body was brought to Thorp. Several of the cows were killed.
KOLYZAREZEK, a farmer living near here was killed apparently while walking along the road.
SOPHIE GRAIKOWSKI, a high school girl, was killed when her home was destroyed by the twister. She is the daughter of MR and MRS. JOHN GRAIKOWSKI.
Ashland, Wis. --- Six persons were killed and seven were reported injured on farms near Sanborn, a village twelve miles south of Ashland, in a tornado which cut a narrow path through Marengo valley from Lake Nemakagen northward to a point near this city.
Plateau Voice Colorado 1924-09-26