Buxton, IA Tornado, May 1903

TWO KILLED AT BUXTON.
Oskaloosa, May 26. -- (Special) - A cyclone at Buxton last evening demolished several light buildings. GEORGE BLAKEY and HERBERT RHODES were killed, and MRS. RHODES, will die. Eight others were hurt.

HEAVY RAINSTORM.
Oskaloosa, May 26. -- A semi-cloud bust visited this county. Three and a half inches of water fell, and considerable damage was done by the floods. Penn college was damaged by lightning.

FATALITIES INCREASE.
Oskaloosa, May 26. -- The tornado in Monroe county and southwestern part of Mahaska county last night, resulted in the death of two persons, in fatal injury to seven, and minor injuries to a number of others. Coming from the southeast the tornado swept a path 25 feet wide. At the west of Buxton the tornado destroyed several residences and a large number of barns and out-buildings.

The dead:
GEORGIA BLAKEY.
HERBERT RHODES.
Partial list of fatally injured:
ADDISON RHODES.
MRS. ADDISON RHODES.
JOHN BLAKEY.
MRS. JOHN BLAKEY.

Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1903-05-26

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HOMES ARE WRECKED AND LIVES ARE LOST BY A FIERCE TORNADO.

Small Towns in Iowa Are Almost Wiped Off the Map By Riotous Winds - Wires Are Down in All Directions.

DES MOINES, Ia. May 26. -- Buxton, a small town fifty miles southeast of Des Moines, was partially wiped out by a tornado at 9:30 o'clock today.

Two persons were killed outright, one fatally injured and eight others more or less seriously injured.

The dead:
HERBERT RHODES.
GEORGE BLAKELEY.
Fatally injured:
MRS. MARY RHODES.

SWEPT THE TOWN.
OSKALOOSA, Ia., May 26. -- A tornado in Monroe County and in the southwestern part of Mahaska county last night resulted in the death of two persons, the fatal injury to seven and minor injuries to several others. Coming from the south, the tornado swept a path two hundred and fifty feet wide, first striking a mine settlement on the Chicago and Northwestern. At West Buxton the tornado destroyed several residences and a large number of barns and out-buildings.

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