Various Towns, IN Tornado Damages Many Towns, Mar 1916
TORNADO KILLS 4 IN INDIANA.
MUCH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY -- SEVERE STORM IN ILLINOIS.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 22. -- Northern Indiana was swept late last night and early this morning by a tornado which caused the death of four persons, injuries to many others, and much damage to property. The dead are:
ALSPACH, GERTRUDE, 4 years old, near Montpelier.
RECTOR, JAMES, at Monon.
RICKETT, MILO, at Logansport.
WILLIAMS, SILAS, near Jalapa.
A Clover Leaf passenger train was blown from the rails near Marion and a score of persons injured. At Monon a baby was carried 100 yards by the storm, but was not seriously hurt. A number of homes were demolished and some large buildings unroofed at Logansport, Marion and Montpelier. Streets and roads were blocked with fallen trees and dislodged timber. Schedules were interrupted on steam and trolley lines, and wire communication is still cut off from many places.
In Chicago train service was crippled, windows were broken and trees uprooted by the wind. Several other Illinois cities, including Kankakee and Beaversville, suffered severely.
The New York Times New York 1916-03-23