Terrell, TX Wind Storm, May 1896
Heavy Wind and Rain.
Terrell, Tex., May 12.---Heavy wind and rain storm here to-night at 7:20 p.m. The awning of the brick works of Sage & Jeffries blown down; large water tank and portion of seed house of oil mills blown down; tin roof partly blown off Harris house and several window lights blown in; Midland depot and general offices slightly damaged; back and doors of R. W. Tickles' store blown in; awning of Hamilton's furniture store blown down.
After the storm it was reported that Mrs. Fred Moore had been struck by lightning and remained unconscious for some time. She thinks she only fainted away.
There were various windows blown out of buildings and several people shocked by lightning. The doors of the Texas and Pacific freight house blown down.
Various buildings are flooded, among others being the First National bank, Kaufman County News, Texas and Pacific freight and ticket offices.
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 13 May 1896
Transcribed by Linda Horton. Thank you, Linda!