Dayton, OH (vicinity) Severe Storms, July 1871
FURIOUS WIND AND RAIN IN OHIO -- A CHURCH DEMOLISHED AND FOUR PERSONS KILLED.
Dayton, Ohio, July 9. -- A furious storm of wind, accompanied by a heavy rain, took place in this vicinity, this afternoon. A number of trees in and around Dayton were uprooted. The German Lutheran Church was demolished, and four persons killed and twenty injured. The bridge over the Miami River was destroyed, and two boys killed and one injured. The Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum was unroofed, and two female patients wounded. The school-house of the Curch of the United Brethren was blown down; St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Miami Railroad Depot unroofed, and about fifty other houses otherwise damaged.
Loss, over $50,000.
New York Times New York 1871-07-10