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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Minneapolis, MN Business District Fire, Dec 1904

FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS.

BIG STORES ARE BURNED AND TWO FIREMEN LOSE THEIR LIVES.

LOSS, $830,000.  read more »

Mount Pocono, PA Four Drown In Pond, Jul 1911

MEADOWSIDE

FOUR GIRLS DROWN IN ICE POND.

ANNE and MARY CRAIG, SISTERS, OF JESSUP; MRS. SCULLEN, OF THROOP; AND CATHERINE McLAUGHLIN, OF PITTSTON, WAITRESSES AT MEADOWSIDE INN, PERISH TOGETHER.  read more »

Philadelphia, PA Battleship Massachusetts Accident, Dec 1904

BATTLESHIP MASS

DISASTER ON BATTLESHIP MASSACHUSETTS.  read more »

Philadelphia, PA Sign Falls On Crowd, Jan 1911

HEAVY SIGN FALLS ON CROWD; 3 DEAD.

BLOWN FROM BUILDING ON MARKET STREET, PHILADELPHIA.  read more »