Aliceville, AL Tornado Damage, Mar 1948


By the Associated Press.
Tornados that struck twice at Aliceville, Ala., Friday night killed two persons and injured a score. About 25 houses were reported demolished. Power lines were down and the town was in darkness.
The dead were identified as a MRS. McELROY, about 60, and a child whose name was not available. Ambulances from several nearby towns removed the injured to Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Columbus, Miss., hospitals. Aliceville is about 40 miles west of Tuscaloosa.

The Nebraska State Journal Lincoln 1948-03-27


aliceville, tornadoe

when i was a child my father owned a farm on sapps rd outside of aliceville,i was with my dad an brother,we were looking at some of the tornadoe damage, i remember my dad said something about a pine needle being stuck in a fence post, i always remembered that, i was born while my dad was in the war in france,i was about 4 1/2 when the tornadoe happened, the next year our family moved to clearwater, fla an stayed. my uncle oliver ball of tuscaloosa, bought his farm, oliver,s son herbert ball, i think still lives in aliceville. wjball@telus.net