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Gloucester, NJ Terrible Storms, July 1859

THE LATE STORM IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J.

LOSS OF LIFE AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.

We learn that the terrible storm of Wednesday evening was particularly destructive in Gloucester, N.J. It began in the vicinity of Glassboro at about 7 1/2 o'clock. The wind blew a perfect tornado, and lasted until after nine o'clock. The house of THOMAS C. WOODROW, about two miles from Glassboro, was blown down, and MR. WOODROW and his wife were killed in the ruins. A boy in the house escaped. Fifteen or twenty barns and stables were blown down, and numbers of cattle were killed and badly hurt. The tornado covered a width of about two miles; it passed over from northeast to southwest, and nothing withstood its force that was moveable. Trees, fences, &c., were prostrated, and several dwellings were wrecked. The people in the vicinity were greatly alarmed. The growing crops suffered severely, both from the wind and the hail. In many instances vines were torn out of the ground by their roots.
Philadelphia Bulletin, July 15.

Banner of Liberty Middletown New York 1859-07-27



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