Fergus Falls, MN Tornado, June 1919 - 6 more bodies
SIX MORE BODIES TAKEN FROM RUINS.
TORNADO TOLL AT FERGUS FALLS IS RAISED TO FIFTY; FIVE MISSING.
Fergus Falls, Minn., June 24. -- With the recovery of two additional bodies late this afternoon and four earlier in the day, the number of known dead as a result of the tornado that struck Fergus Falls Sunday was raised to fifty. Five or six other bodies are still unaccounted for and the search is being made for them.
The body of GEORGE WOODHOUSE, proprietor of the Grand Hotel was found in the boiler room of the structure where it is believed he had sought safety.
The other body recovered this afternoon was that of HORACE WATTERS, watchman for the Fergus Milling company, which was taken from the Otter Tail River. The body of E. A. BRANDENBERG, president of the First State Bank, has not been found.
The city today ran short on potatoes and Major Harry Brady, of the Minnesota National Guard, relief supply officer, said a shipment had been ordered sent here tomorrow morning by express.
Other supplies are sufficient for the present.
Military control over the storm swept town will be exercised at least four days more. Adjutant General Rhinow said today and Mayor George Frankberg declared that the actual work of reconstruction in the city would not be commenced until the debris had been cleared away, probably next week.
A statement issued by the Fergus Falls citizens' statistics committee reports that a survey of the damage done by the tornado shows that 118 residences were totally demolished by the storm and that 110 additional houses were damaged beyond repair.
Eau Claire Leader Wisconsin 1919-06-25