Falling Waters, WV Tornado Fatalities, May 1889

FATAL CYCLONE IN WEST VIRGINIA.

Baltimore, May 31. -- The Sun's special from Martinsburg, W. Va., says:
A disastrous cyclone swept through a portion of this valley yesterday afternoon. At Falling Waters, the new barn of JOHN W. CRISSWELL was blown down, killing J. E. POWELL, a pumpmaker, and seriously injuring JOHN VOGLE, both of whom had taken refuge there-in from the storm. VOGLE died later. POWELL leaves a wife and fourteen children. Wheat was beaten to the ground, trees uprooted and much fencing destroyed.

Logansport Daily Pharos Indiana 1889-05-31