Neillsville, WI Tornado, Jul 1907

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Entertainer is Killed.

Neillsville, Wis, July 5. -- Lyman Charles was killed in the cyclone here Wednesday night. About ten persons were badly injured. The cyclone seemed to originate near Tioga and taking a southeasterly course, came within half a mile of this city. Its path was twelve miles long and one-fourth of a mile wide. Fifteen buildings were destroyed and thousands of trees uprooted. Another cyclone passed through Pray, killing three persons. Mrs. August Beyers and her son were killed near here. A daughter of Oscar Fricke, register of deeds of Clark county was seriously injured. At the home of Lyman Charles, near Neillsville, a social gathering was in progress when the storm struck the house. The host was caught beneath the ruins of his house and fatally injured, dying while being taken to a hospital. One of his guests also was probably fatally injured, while several others were seriously hurt.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 5 Jul 1907

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The dead are... Mrs. August Beyers, near Nellisville; son of August Beyers, Neillsville;.... Lyman Charles, near Neillsville

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 5 Jul 1907

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One death is reported from the vicinity of Neillsville, where an aged resident had sought safety in a field, but was found dead after the storm had passed. A number of other were injured, several of them very seriously. Houses, barns and other buildings were demolished throughout Clark, Monroe and other counties in the state...

Gazette, Stevens Point, WI 10 Jul 1907