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Wills Point, TX Tornado, May 1907



Killing Three People and Doing a Large Amount of Damage-Everything Left in Confusion and Only the Most Meagre Particulars Received-Buildings and Debris Carried Along Like Whitling Leaves.

Wills Point, Tex., May 25.-A tornado struck the eastern portion of Wills Point today. It cut a clean swath two hundred yards in width through the entire town. Three people are reported dead as follows:

MRS. T. C. DOUGLASS and JESSE DOUGLASS, her 8 year old son.

A child of MRS. MCCLELAN.

Injured: JOHN LANCASTER. MRS. MCCLELLAN. MRS. R. C. MILLER. MRS. C. H. CRICK and two children.

This list is all that can be secured tonight, as everything is in confusion. The tornado came from the southwest and traveled slowly to the northeast, carrying with it portions of buildings and other debris as if it were whirling leaves. Dead horses, cattle and fowls are scattered through the path of the storm.

The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 26 May 1907


Three Killed at Willspoint.

Willspoint, Tex , May 25-A tornado struck the eastern portion of Willspoint today It cut a clean swath 200 yards wide through the entire town The dead are MRS T C DOUGLASS, JESSE DOUGLASS, 3 year old son, a child of MRS MCCLELLAN Many persons were injured and much property damaged.

The Daily Review, Decatur, IL 26 May 1907

article | by Dr. Radut