Kenosha, WI Tornado, Jul 1912
STORM HITS KENOSHA CAUSING BIG DAMAGE.
MRS. E. PRINTZ, SOUTH OF THE CITY, KILLED BY SHOCK DUE TO A CYCLONE EARLY IN THE DAY.
Cyclone Hews Path a Little Over a Half Mile in Width, Destroying Everything in Its Wake â€“ Partial Reports of Losses Begin to Come in and the Total Damage Has Not Been Estimated â€“ Hotel Guests Are Routed â€“ Details.
(Special to The Northwestern.)
Kenosha, Wis. July 13 â€“ One woman is dead and may people are injured as the result of a cyclone which swept through the suburbs of the city of Kenosha just after 3 oâ€™clock this morning. The storm was the most severe known in this section of the state in many years.
Houses were blown down, trees uprooted, barns collapsed and crops ruined by the force of the storm.
MRS. E. PRINTZ of South Kenosha, was killed by the shock of the storm. MRS. PRINTZ was about to become a mother when the cyclone struck and she died from the shock.
The home of CAPT. O. NELSON at South Kenosha was demolished and NELSON was found buried in the debris an hour later. He was unconscious.
TELEPHONES CUT OFF.
Many other people had minor injuries but none of them are regarded as serious. The telephone and telegraph connections in the stricken district are cut off.
It is said the path of the cyclone was a little over half mile in width and in this territory everything practically was ruined.
It was impossible to estimate the loss as only partial reports of the damage have been received.
In Kenosha the storm was very severe but it did not attain the velocity of a cyclone. Hotel Jacobs was struck by lightning. There was a panic among the guests who fled in their night clothing and no one was seriously hurt.
The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 13 July, 1912