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Hanlontown, Iowa Tornado

August 6, 1907

DAMAGE BY STORM

Lives are Lost and Crops in Many Places are Ruined

Twenty-five lives are reported to have been lost and property damaged to the amount of $500,000 in a tornado which swept over the southern part of Minnesota, northern Iowa, the southwestern end of Wisconsin and a part of Illinois.  Dispatches tell of death in almost every point were the tornado struck.

A farmer, his wife and son were killed near Mason City, Iowa, their home being destroyed over their heads while they were in bed.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, IA 8 Aug 1907

       

Clear Lake, Hanlontown and Lake Mills are Hit

Mason City, Ia., Aug. 7. -- Clear Lake, Hanlontown and Lake Mills were visited by cyclones Tuesday evening, doing much damage.  Many barns and farm houses were destroyed.  One person was killed and several injured at Hanlontown.  

Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI 7 Aug 1907

       

All the Fatalities Occurred in Hanlontown - Much Stock Killed.

Des Moines, Ia., Aug 8, -- Final reports from the storm-stricken district of Northern Iowa indicate that four met death in the tornadoes of Tuesday afternoon.  The dead, all of Hanlontown, are:  Ole Tweed, Ashland Tweed, Mrs. Ashland Tweed and their son. 

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO 8 Aug 1907

       

Mason City, Iowa, Aug. 7. -- Four deaths resulted from the tornado which passed through this section yesterday afternoon.  Ola Tweed, of Hanlontown, aged 46 years; Ashland Tweed, of Joice, aged 30 and wife, and the son of Ola Tweed.  The latter was killed in the field with his team.  Ashland Tweed and family were in the house which buried them.

The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 8 Aug 1907

       

Mason City, Iowa, August 7. -- Three persons were killed and four injured and thousands of dollars worth of damage was done through this section of Iowa Tuesday evening by a tornado.


The dead:
ASHLAND TWEED, a farmer, of Hantontown, his wife and son.

 

The Atlanta Constitution Georgia 1907-08-08

 

Submitted & transcribed by Stu Beitler  Thank you, Stu!

 

       

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