Peabody, KS Tornado, May 1917

Hit Peabody Too.

Peabody, Kas., May 26---Ben Harms is dead and his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kerler are dangerously injured as a result of the storm near hear yesterday. The body of Harms, who lives seven miles southwest of Peabody, was found in a hole where a tree had been uprooted.

The twister entered this county from the southwest, leaving a path of destruction about 3 and 3-4 of a mile wide.

One man found a part of a cash register in his pasture. This must have been blown from Sedwick county, about 50 miles away.

The Chillicothe Constitution, Chillicothe, MO 26 May 1917


Topeka, Kann., May 26.----A tornado swept a path about half a mile wide between Peabody and Florence, according to a report reaching the Southwestern Bell Telephone company here. The company also had a report of a tornado striking about five miles south of Newton, near Sedgwick. The reports say several persons have been killed.

Stevens Point Daily Journal, Stevens Point, WI 26 May 1917