Filley, NE Storm, May 1889


Yesterday’s Storm Causes Severe Accidents at Filley.

FILLEY, Neb., May 28. – (Special.) – The heaviest hail storm in the history of this section came from the west at about 5 o’clock this afternoon, doing great damage to fruit and growing crops, buildings and also to stock. Nearly every window light in the west side of the buildings was shattered by hail stones. They fell as large as hen eggs. Many buildings will necessarily have to be reshingled. [sic] There were several runaways and a number of persons were injured. Those known to have been injured at this writing are Dr. C.S. Boggs, bruised about the head, hands and feet; M. Hughes, bruised; the Misses Minnie and Cora Wrights, daughters of J.W. Wright, severely but and bruised by the hail and a runaway accident.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 29 May 1899