Elroy, WI Tornado Destruction, July 1907

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WIND PICKS HORSE UP AND DASHES HIM UPON FAMILY IN CELLAR, KILLING TWO.

St. Paul, July 6. -- Twenty-one persons are reported to have been killed in the tornado which swept a path 100 miles long and from a mile to a few rods in width through Western Wisconsin. A score of persons were injured and some may die. The property damage will be more than $100,000.
The following deaths are reported near Elroy, Wis.:
MRS. OLE WETLEY.
Three Children of OLE NASS, crushed beneath home.
MRS. GULICK THOMPSON.
OLE BROWN.
The tornado passed five miles south of Elroy through a rich farming country, destroying houses and barns and sweeping crops and farm animals before it.
The two children of JOSEPH BUCKNER, a Jackson county farmer, were killed in a peculiar manner. BUCKNER saw the storm coming, and with his children took refuge in the cellar. The house was carried away. A horse was blown out of the stable and carried through the air until it fell on the family crouching in the uncovered cellar. EDNA and WILL BUCKNER were killed by the horse, while MR. and MRS. BUCKNER were injured. One boy of the BUCKNER family was blown away before he could reach the cellar and severely injured. More than 25 farmhouses were demolished in Jackson county.

The Indiana Progress Pennsylvania 1907-07-17

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Elroy & Tunnel Siding Tornado

TORNADO

Sweeps Over Wisconsin Thursday Night Killing Twenty-One
Cut a Swath from a Rod to a Mile Wide and 100 Miles Long
Houses, Barns and Crops Swept Away Causing Farmers Great Damage

St. Paul, Minn, July 5. -- Twenty one are now known to have been killed in a tornado which swept a path 100 miles in length from a mile to a few rods width through the counties of central Wisconsin Thursday night.

Details of the damage done by the tornado are still coming in very slowly and it is believed the death list will be somewhat larger when all points visited by the tornado are heard from. In addition to those killed a score or more people were injured, some of them so seriously that their recovery is doubtful. The property damage has not been accurately estimated, but undoubtedly will be more than $100,000.

The tornado passed five miles to the south of Elroy, through a rich farming country, destroying houses and barns and sweeping the crops, and many farfers [farmers] in this vicinity lost everything they possessed.

Bismarck Daily Tribune, Bismarck, ND 6 Jul 1907

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St. Paul, July 6. -- Twenty-one persons are reported to have been killed in the tornado which swept a path 100 miles long and mile to a few rods in width through Western Wisconsin....

The following deaths are reported near Elroy, Wis, Mrs Ole Wetley, three children of Ole Nass, crushed beneath home, Mr. Gulick Thompson, Ole Brown.

The tornado passed five miles south of Elroy through a rich farming country, destroying houses and barns and sweeping crops and farm animals...

Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, PA 6 Jul 1907

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The railroad station at Tunnel Siding on the Omaha railroad near Elroy Wis was demolished and the telegraph operator is reported fatally hurt and a watchman badly injured. All wires are down and it is difficult to obtain details.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN 4 Jul 1907