Central Texas Tornado - Putnam, Star Mountain, Holliday Station - May 1904

Tornado in Texas.

Death and Desolation Mark Path of the Storm.

A tornado in northwest Texas, Thursday night, killed MRS. MARY WAGLEY, her daughter, ANNA, and GEORGE ANTHONY at Moran. A dozen persons were severely but not fatally injured.

At Putnam one man was killed, and one woman was injured. Their names have not yet been learned. A negro cabin was swept into the Brazos river five miles above the Texas & Pacific railroad crossing and three negroes were drowned.

A wreck train was blown from the railroad track near Crescent and GEO. SOMMERS and WILLIAM APPLE, negro laborers, were drowned. Twenty houses were wrecked at Moran and half a dozen at Putnam. Hundreds of head of livestock are reported killed in Shackleford and adjoining counties. Crops were badly injured by the wind, rain and hail. A tornado near Star Mountain, in Mills county, destroyed five houses, killing GEORGE MASON, and blowing away one of his children. The child is not expected to live. C. E. BEHOOKER'S house was blown away and one child killed and other members of his family injured. The house of MR. RAYBURN was destroyed, injuring four of the family.

At Holliday station the storm demolished the school house and many other buildings. SAM HORTON, teacher of the public school, was fatally injured, and HENRY RIGGS suffered a broken arm.

Box Elder County News Utah 1904-05-14