Montague, Nocona, TX Destructive Tornado, July 1905

MANY DEAD AND INJURED.

DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO SWEEPS OVER MONTAGUE COUNTY, IN NORTHERN TEXAS.

Fort Worth, Tex., July 7. -- The latest reports from Montague county, which was partially swept by a tornado, give the number of dead as thirty-five. The tornado started four miles west of Nocona and moved in a sourtheasterly direction through a thickly settled farming community. The distance traversed was about fifteen miles. The only town directly in the path of the storm was Montague.
Among the buildings destroyed in Montague was the Methodist, Catholic and Christian churches and the court house. No one was killed or injured in Montague so far as known. Heavy rain and hail accompanied the storm.
The list of injured is being largely augmented by later reports. The property loss is estimated at more than $100,000.

FOURTEEN DEAD AT NOCONA.
Dallas, Tex., July 7. -- Advices from Montague county, in the northern part of the state, indicate that the tornado which swept over that section late Wednesday was very destructive. The larger towns apparently escaped the violence of the storm, but country residences and farmhouses suffered severely.
A dispatch from Nocona says fourteen persons were killed and many injured in that town and vicinity. A revised list of the dead follows:
MRS. C. C. SHACKLEFORD.
MISS TINNIE SHACKLEFORD.
MRS. S. L. TUMLESON.
Three Children of MRS. TUMLESON.
MRS. MARY LESTER.
Four Children of MRS. LESTER.
CALEB WHITE.
MRS. C. H. WILLIAMS.
FRANK E. AKIN.

Waterloo Times Tribune Iowa 1905-07-07