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Joice, Iowa Tornado

August 6, 1907


Lives are Lost and Crops in Many Places are Ruined

A tornado ... swept over the southern part of Minnesota, northern Iowa, the southwestern end of Wisconsin and a part of Illinois.

The village of Joice, Iowa, was wrecked by the wind and one person killed and many injured.  Twenty or more buildings were unroofed.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, IA 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


One Killed, Several Injured.
Albert Lea, Minn., August 7.
-- A tornado swept across Winnebago county, Iowa, last night, and, although reports and conflicting. It is known that one person was killed in Joice Village, which was destroyed and several injured. Some reports say that twenty were killed. The course of the storm was from northwest to the southeast. The destruction of property is said to be great. The Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad is out of commission, and its trains are being run over the Rock Island tracks.

The Atlanta Constitution Georgia 1907-08-08


Submitted & transcribed by Stu Beitler  Thank you, Stu!


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