Kearney, NE Tornado, Jun 1908
Dozen Residences Destroyed or Badly Damaged and Several Persons Injured.
Kearney, Neb., June 6.- Several persons were injured and probably a dozen residences were either destroyed or badly damaged by a tornado which struck the southern portion of this city at 5:43 o’clock in the afternoon. No less than eight funnel-shaped clouds formed during an hour and passed within sight of Kearney, but only one struck the town.
Among the houses hit by the tornado were the residence of Elwood Jenkins, whose wife and child were seriously injured; the brick residence of A. W. Bond and the homes of Alfred Anderson, J. M. Parr, A. P. Salgren, Henry Wagner and S. Nichols. Mrs. Wagner, who was at work in her kitchen when the storm struck the house, was blown through a window, which probably saved her life, as the house was torn to splinters a few minutes later.
Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, IL 6 Jun 1908
Transcribed by Jenni Lanham.