Elroy, WI Tornado Destruction, July 1907
WIND PICKS HORSE UP AND DASHES HIM UPON FAMILY IN CELLAR, KILLING TWO.
St. Paul, July 6. -- Twenty-one persons are reported to have been killed in the tornado which swept a path 100 miles long and from a mile to a few rods in width through Western Wisconsin. A score of persons were injured and some may die. The property damage will be more than $100,000.
The following deaths are reported near Elroy, Wis.:
MRS. OLE WETLEY.
Three Children of OLE NASS, crushed beneath home.
MRS. GULICK THOMPSON.
The tornado passed five miles south of Elroy through a rich farming country, destroying houses and barns and sweeping crops and farm animals before it.
The two children of JOSEPH BUCKNER, a Jackson county farmer, were killed in a peculiar manner. BUCKNER saw the storm coming, and with his children took refuge in the cellar. The house was carried away. A horse was blown out of the stable and carried through the air until it fell on the family crouching in the uncovered cellar. EDNA and WILL BUCKNER were killed by the horse, while MR. and MRS. BUCKNER were injured. One boy of the BUCKNER family was blown away before he could reach the cellar and severely injured. More than 25 farmhouses were demolished in Jackson county.
The Indiana Progress Pennsylvania 1907-07-17