Buffalo, NY Storm, May 1899

Severe Storm at Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N. Y., May 29.----A severe rain and wind storm passed over Buffalo and vicinity this afternoon, causing damage to property and injury to a number of people. In this city the ninety-foot smoke stack at the works of the Buffalo Cast Iron Pipe company was blown over. In falling it crushed into the wall of the foundry building. Andrew Reidle and Valentine Hahn, workmen in the foundry, were probably fatally injured and twenty others were slightly hurt. At Lockport the grand stand at the Lake avenue grounds were wrecked. Daniel Toothill, fourteen years old, was fatally injured and two other boys named Albert Murphy and Sharkey painfully injured. Reports from Tonawanda, Jamestown and other places report much damage in the way of trees and outhouses blown away, window blown in and signs torn down. Many houses were struck by lightning in outlying districts.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 30 May 1899