Etna and Forestville, MN Storm and Drownings, May 1902


The Storm in Minnesota Claims Three Victims.

SPRING VALLEY, Minn., May 19.---An electrical storm accompanied by a cloudburst passed over Etna and Forestville, Minn., last night. Several large barns and other buildings were completely demolished.

Herman Wilbright, wife and three children, who were returning home in a buggy, were thrown into the raging torrent and all of the children were drowned.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 19 May 1902