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Buxton, IA Tornado, May 1903 - Killed & Injured

STORM NEAR DES MOINES

Des Moines, Ia., May 26 - Three tornados in Iowa, two last night and one tonight , resulted in the loss of six lives, the fatal injury of three, the serious injury to a score of people, beside a great property loss. The dead

Near Buxton: GEORGIA BUCKLEY, HERBERT ROODESS.

Fatally injured near Buxton: MOLIETIUS RHODES, MOLLIES RHODES, ELIZA BAKEY.

All of the victims of the tornado at Buxton are colored. The houses of Rhodes and Buxton were smashed to kindling wood and a number of box cars torn to pieces and scattered over the county.

Decatur Herald, Decatur, IL 27 May 1903

The dead near Buxton:
GEORGIS BLAKEY.
HERBERT RHODES.

The injured near Buxton - MOLELLUS RHODES, fatal; ELIZA BLAKEY, fatal; AMPHY and MINNIE BLAKELY, SEWARD, LUCY, GEORG and ADDISON RHODES, BUDDIE REASBY, MARY WALKER.

Colorado Spring Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO 27 May 1903



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