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Welcome to GenDisasters!

What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Glenwood, IA Gas Can Explosion, Dec 1916

GLENWOOD MAN IS BURNED TO DEATH

CHARLES ASHMORE USES OIL TO LIGHT FIRE AND OIL IN CAN EXPLODES  read more »

Creston, IA Summit Hotel Fire, Dec 1916

Summit Hotel, Creston, Iowa, 1912, before the 1916 fire

HOTEL AT CRESTON, IOWA IS DAMAGED EXTENSIVELY

Creston Hotel Burned.  read more »

Oskaloosa, IA Town Square Fire, Dec 1916

BAD FIRE AT OSKALOOSA

PROPERTY DAMAGE $250,000  read more »



by Dr. Radut