Various Towns, KS, MO, OK Tornado, Apr 1929

Birth, Marriage & Death Records

ONE MAN DEAD, MANY HURT IN KANSAS STORM.

REECE RAILWAY STATION AND FIFTEEN RESIDENCES REPORTED DEMOLISHED; TELEGRAPH CRIPPLED.

By Associated Press.
Kansas City, Mo., April 20. -- One person was killed and at least eight were injured late today by tornados that swept through Southwestern and Southeastern Kansas and Southwestern Missouri.
PAUL KENET, 20, was killed and several persons were reported to have been injured by a tornado at Reece, Kan., twelve miles west of Eureka in Greenwood County. The Missouri Pacific station and fifteen residences were said to have been demolished.
Two twisters swept through the country west of Fort Scott, in Bourbon County. MR. and MRS. EARL STREETOR who live nine miles west of Fort Scott were seriously injured and were taken to a hospital at Fort Scott. Their home was demolished. Traveling northeast toward Fulton, the storm demolished a schoolhouse in the heart of Redfield, ten miles west of here.
Families sought refuge in storm cellars. Barns and sheds were swept away and telephone lines north and west of Fort Scott were down.
A tornado from the Southwest swept the Southern Kansas-Missouri border. WALTER MOSS, a laborer, was injured when the millroom of the Venetian Brick Company at Oskaloosa, Mo., was demolished with damage estimated at $25,000. MRS. H. E. CLAFLIN, living six miles north of Liberal, Mo., was injured when the storm struck her farm home.
Farm property of CLAFLIN, E. BARTON, ROY THORNTON and W. H. VAUGHAN north of Liberal was demolished. The THORNTON and VAUGHAN homes also suffered damage.
The storm extended through Barton and Vernon counties in Missouri and Eastern Crawford County, Kan. It was preceded by a hail storm which broke windows at Arcadia, Kan., and Oskaloosa, Mo.
Farms of E. JONES and J. C. JONES east of Oskaloosa were hard hit.
Cattle damage over all the affected area was large.

Oklahoma City, Ok., April 20. -- Toll of a tornado which last night swept across Northeast Kiowa County and Southeast Caddo County, tonight had mounted to three dead, and to property damage estimated by relief workers at more than $500,000.
MRS. LONE BEAR, a Kiowa Indian, was killed when her home four miles southwest of Carnegie, was destroyed by the twister, and an Indian chief, YELLOW BEAR, a Kiowa, and his wife, lost their lives when the storm struck their home ten miles southwest of Mountain View, near where the twister first struck.
The bodies of Chief YELLOW BEAR and his wife were not discovered until late today as rescue workers were making a second check of the twenty-mile path left by the twister.
I. L. WEEKS, a farmer living near Mountain View, his wife and four children were in a hospital at Hobart nursing broken bones and bruises. JAMES MATTHEWS had a broken leg, G. A. WALKER and his family of seven had been given emergency treatment for bruises but had returned to where their home had been, near Fort Cobb and numerous other persons had been reported injured.
None however had been hurt seriously.
The storm swept over much farm land, doing great damage to crops and killing much live stock in the area.
Heavy rains, which fell over the northern section of the aisle last night, sent many rivers and streams roaring out of their banks with highway traffic, particularly in the vicinity of Tulsa virtually paralyzed.

Galveston Daily News Texas 1929-04-21