Tucumcari, NM Area Tornado, Oct 1908
Several Persons Killed and Many Injured by a Tornado.
EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 21. â€“ One person was killed and eighteen injured and much property was destroyed by a tornado at Tucumcari, N. M., last night. J. S. Owensâ€™ residence was blown over and his eight-year-old son seriously injured. Many residences, houses and wind mills were blown down.
At Hartford, forty miles south of Tucumcari on the plains, a number of houses were wrecked. THOMAS JONES and MRS. J. C. HANKINS, living in claim shanties were killed, their bodies being blown a considerable distance with ruins of their shacks.
In Quay Valley, T. C. WILLIAMS was killed by the wrecking of his shanty.
An area sixty miles wide was swept bare by the storm.
The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 22 Oct 1908