Charles City, IA Tornado, Jun 1908 - Tornado is Fatal

Beck Farmhouse Where Five Died Wright Farmhouse Ruins

TORNADO IS FATAL.

MAN AND CHILD ARE KILLED AT CHARLES CITY, IA.

THREE CHILDREN MISSING.

St. Paul, Minn. -- A special from Charles City, Ia., says that a tornado struck that town about five o'clock Sunday evening, demolishing about 200 residences and barns. W. R. BECK and a child were killed and three children are reported missing.
The path of the storm was about ten rods wide and ten miles long. All telephone wires are down, and details as to the destruction wrought in the country are meager.
The tornado started about three miles southeast of town, tearing down farmhouses and barns and killing many head of stock. It struck the southwest part of Charles City, plowing a path through to the northeast side, and spent itself a few miles from town.

The Oxford Mirror Oxford Junction Iowa 1908-06-11