Niles, ND Tornado, July 1909

9 REPORTED DEAD IN TORNADO.

SCORES INJURED AND MANY BUILDINGS WRECKED NEAR NILES, N.D.

Scores of persons were injured and farm buildings within a radius of sixteen miles were destroyed by a series of tornadoes which swept over Niles, Benson County, N. D., Tuesday evening. Unconfirmed reports from Leeds say eight persons were killed and a report was received from Miunewaukon that one woman was killed and a number were injured, and that the town was destroyed. These reports cannot be verified, as wires are down. The twisters followed at intervals of a few minutes. Between twenty and thirty farmhouses are wrecks and fifty telegraph poles are snapped off. The six members of the family of ERICK URNESS, near Niles, were injured and MRS. URNESS may not live. The youngest child was found wrapped up in a bundle of barbed wire.

Sioux County Herald Orange City Iowa 1909-07-07