Welcome to GenDisasters!

What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Corpus Christi, TX Grain Elevator Blast, Apr 1981

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THREE DEAD, THREE MISSING IN ELEVATOR EXPLOSION.  read more »

Borger, TX Oil Well Explosion, Apr 1927

NITRO EXPLOSION KILLS THREE MEN  read more »

Owosso, MI Disastrous Fire Hits School, Apr 1900

Fatal School Fire

MEET DEATH IN THE FLAMES.

OWOSSO, MICH., VISITED BY A DISASTROUS FIRE.

TWO DEAD AND FIVE INJURED.  read more »

Brunswick, GA Commuter Plane Crash Kills John Tower, Sonny Carter and 21 others, Apr 1991

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JOHN TOWER DIES IN GEORGIA CRASH.

DAUGHTER, ASTRONAUT AMONG VICTIMS.  read more »