Bradshaw, NE Tornado, Jun 1890 - Destruction

THE DESTRUCTION OF BRADSHAW.

Lincoln, Neb., June 4. --- The State Jourual [sic] party returned from the scene of the tornado in Bradshaw, Nebraska, York county, this evening and brought confirmation of the worst reports received. The storm struck the town at 8:30 Tuesday evening, the roar of the whirlwind being the first notice the terrified people heard. Not a single building is left. Every business house was made a total wreck and the principal street is filled with ruins. A special train was dispatched from Lincoln with physicians and other relief.

It was found that the Russian settlement near town was struck and the report is that nine were killed there outright. The physicians say that in all 12 are dead, 8 mortally wounded and perhaps 20 are hurt less seriously. The killed are:
JOHN MILLER,
A CHILD OF J. BROMSEY,
WIFE AND CHILD OF ISAAC PENNER,
CHILD OF MR. CHAPIN.
TWO MEMBERS OF MR. SHAW'S FAMILY
WIFE AND CHILD OF MR. MINKE and a HIRED MAN.

Governor THAYOR has sent tents and other supplies to the sufferers.

Aspen Weekly Times Colorado 1890-06-07