Tennessee and Mississippi Tornado, Nov 1900

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TORNADO OF TUESDAY

WHICH SWEPT OVER PARTS OF THE STATES OF MISSISSIPPI AND TENNESSEE WAS

ONE OF GREATEST SEVERITY

LOSS OF LIFE AMOUNTS TO 64 AND THE INJURED TO 51 WITH ONLY PARTIAL RETURNS.

COMMUNICATION IS INTERRUPTED

TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE LINES BEING SWEPT AWAY -“ MUCH LOSS OF PROPERTY AND GREAT SUFFERING

Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 21 -“ Dispatches up to 9 p. m. indicate that last night's storm which swept over northern Mississippi and central and western Tennessee, was one of great severity. Advices by the Associated Press and from special correspondents show that the loss of life in the territory visited by the tornado already amounts to sixty-four and the number injured to over fifty. Telegraphic communication to the regions visited by the cyclone is interrupted and it is feared that when full details are known the list of dead will be lengthened. The following table shows the loss of life, together with the injured, compiled from dispatches forced through by couriers and telephones from the devastated localities:

....................................................... Killed .... Injured
Columbia, Tenn. ................................... 40......... 25
La Grange, Tenn. .................................. 3 ......... 6
Laverne, Tenn. ..................................... 2 ......... 1
Thompson, Tenn. .................................. 1 ......... --
Nolansville, Tenn. .................................. 2 ......... 8
Love Station, Tenn. ............................... 2 ......... 1
Tunica, Miss. ......................................... 5 ......... --
Lulu, Miss. ............................................. 4 ......... --
Hernando, Miss. .................................... 2 ......... --
Batesville, Miss. ..................................... -- ......... 8
Boxley's Store, Tenn. ............................. 3 ......... --
Franklin, Tenn. ...................................... -- ......... 2

Total ..................................................... 64 .........51

DETAILS OF THE STORM
List of Dead and Injured at Various Points.

Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 21 - Tennessee was swept early last night by the most destructive storm ever known in the state. More than fifty persons were killed and a hundred more injured, while the damage to houses, timber and other property will reach large figures.

The storm entered the state from northern Mississippi and swept across in a north-easterly direction. Great damage is reported from the counties bordering on Mississippi and further on. Columbia, in Maury county, in the heaviest sufferer. Lavergne, Nolansville and Gallatin also felt the wind's fury, the storm finally losing its force against the Cumberland mountain range.

Columbia's casualties number 25 dead and some 50 injured, the list as far as known being as follows:

The dead:
MISSES. FLORENCE AND EVLYN FARDELL.
CAPTAIN AND MRS. A. F. AYDELOTTE.
GUY AYDELOTTE.
JAMES CHERRY.
MISS. LIZZIE FORSYTHE.
MRS. TOM CATREL.
MRS. M. J. VILES, all white.
________ WINFIELD, WIFE AND CHILD.
TOM HACKNEY.
JOHN SCOTT.
GLASS BROWN AND WIFE.
PETER ADAMS.
________ FRIEDSON.
COLONEL J. C. COOK.
FIVE UNKNOWN NEGROES, in the emergency hospital.

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