Fairfield, NE Tornado, Jun 1908

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DEATH RODE THE STORM

Tornado in Nebraska Worse than at First Reported

Omaha. Neb., June 8 -- Reports from the scenes of Friday night's storm in southern Nebraska indicate that the conditions are even worse than first reported. The death list will doubtless reach twenty-five or twenty-six, while the number of injured increase as reports of havoc wrought by the storm become known.....

Eight Nebraska towns suffered from the effects of the tornado, Geneva, Fairfield and Carleton being the worst wrecked.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 8 Jun 1908

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The scene at Fairfield is indescribable, more than forty buildings were more or less wrecked and some of them, were entirely demolished. The loss there will exceed $100,000.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 7 Jun 1908

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List of the Known Dead

The list of the known dead and injured is as follows....

Baby Fleming, drowned near Fairfield...

Fatally and Badly Hurt....

Seriously injured --

A. F. McReynolds, Fairfield...

The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, IA 8 Jun 1908

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THE DEAD

A revised list of the dead follows

Ray Flaming, drowned near Fairfield...

The towns of Carleton Fairfield Deshler Shickley Geneva Franklin Ong and Riverton are among those visited by the storm and in no one of them did the elements spare life or property.

At Fairfield more than forty buildings were more or less damaged and some of them, including three churches, were entirely demolished.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 7 Jun 1908

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