Miami-Dade County
1926 Hurricane

Hurricane Damage, Downtown Miami 1926
Damage in Downtown Miami after the 1926 Hurricane

MIAMI DEVASTATED AS THOUGH BY WAR RAILROAD MAN SAYS
Environs and City Proper Described As Virtual Ruins
Many of Dead Washed to Sea and Full Toll May Never Be Known

ST. AUGUSTINE, Sept. 21.—(A.P.)
"If they told me there were 1,000 persons dead I would not doubt it," declared Harold W. Colee, manager of the public relations bureau of the Florida East Coast Railway, who reached here today from the stricken area.

"War can be no more terrible than the devastation wrought. Miami is smashed, Coral Gables is wrecked, with virtually every home minus a roof. Hollywood is badly hurt, while Fort Lauderdale, Dania and Pompano are virtually leveled.
"My wife and I were with relatives, my brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mickler. Another sister, Mrs. Joe Martinez, was taken to the Jackson hospital there shortly before midnight, and her little girl was born at five minutes before 12 o'clock Friday night. The storm began at 2:30 a. m. Saturday. It continued until 6:30, with the wind blowing at about 70 or 80 miles an hour. It was terrible beyond description. Our windows crashed in, falling tile from surrounding roofs crashed against our house and afterward we saw that these, blown by the wind with incredible velocity, made gashes in the house that an axe could not have made. My wife was badly cut on the arms by flying glass.

Hurricane Damage in 1926
Meyer-Keyser Building after the Hurricane
Miami, FL Sept 18, 1926

Many Washed Into Sea.
"I do not believe any one will ever know the number of dead. Those coming across the causeway from Miami Beach, as the second and more deadly hurricane struck, must necessarily have been tossed into the bay with their automobiles. The beautiful little Islands in Biscayne bay have been swept clean. Miami Beach is whipped to virtually nothing.

"The Meyer-Keiser building in Miami proper, 18 stories high, is so warped and twisted that it will have to be razed. The Columbus hotel's two top stories were lifted off. The McAlister hotel was badly damaged, but it is being used as an emergency hospital. The front of the Jackson hospital was blown out and the nurses' home was damaged. Patients in the damaged area of the hospital were moved Into the corridors.

"Boats were In Royal Palm park. A five-masted schooner lay directly across Biscayne drive. The old cause-way has been badly damaged by a tanker which pounded into it.

Repair Work Started.
"Conditions are improving down there now. Water has been turned on in some places. There are no electric lights, and as great poles were snapped off like little twigs and the wire in twisted balls or hanging in the street it will take some time to get lights and power, although construction gangs already are busy.

"The Florida East Coast Railway has its tracks clear and is ready to do anything and everything to relieve the situation. We already have acted, sending doctors, nurses, supplies and we will do everything possible, leaving no stone unturned to give aid to those who need it so desperately."

Hurricane Damage in 1926
Building Damage from 1926 Hurricane

Hurricane Damage in 1926

View through Royal Palm Park
Showing Huntington & Ingraham Bldgs after the hurricane
Miami, Fla - Sept 18, 1926


Hurricane Damage in 1926

Biscayne Drive
Storm Sept 18, 1926

2,000 INJURED WHILE 38,000 ARE HOMELESS IN EAST COAST CITIES

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Estimates of the number of dead in the hurricane which swept over lower Florida mounted to more than 1,000 late last night in revised figures from the storm stricken area.
The casualty list in the Miami section, which bore the brunt of the storm's fury, was placed at 804 by Jerry H. Owen, general superintendent of the Florida East Coast Railway, at Jacksonville. He showed 500 dead in Miami, 250 in Hollywood and 54 in Hialeah, both of the latter places being suburbs of Miami.
Property damage was estimated at between $25,000,000, and $125,000,000.
Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale and the Moore Haven vicinity, 75 miles northwest of Miami, on Lake Okeechobee, were the heaviest sufferers.
Forty white women and children were reported drowned in the lake region around Moore Haven and the death toll for that section was estimated at 140. Unconfirmed reports said bodies were strewn along the road between Moore Haven and Clewiston.
The gale, reaching a velocity of 120 miles an hour at Miami Beach Saturday, whipped across the Everglades and had an estimated intensity of between 75 and 90 miles an hour when it passed over the West Coast into the gulf Sunday.
The West Coast was spared casualties, but heavy damage was done to citrus fruit, growers and shippers said.
With 38,000 persons in the smitten area homeless and the list of injured placed at more than 2,000, first efforts were directed at reaching the people with food and medical supplies.
Miami was without drinking water from Friday evening until Sunday. Shipping in the Miami harbor was hard hit and thousands of buildings were reported damaged. Water was knee deep in the streets, persons arriving at West Palm Beach from Miami said.
The storm raged for nine hours at Miami. A brief lull caused hundreds to venture forth, to breath in a second wind more terrific than the first.
The Pullman Company offered its full resources in equipment to carry doctors, nurses, food, water and supplies to the stricken area, and the Red Cross put its entire facilities at the disposal of Governor Martin.
The storm swept on across Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami, wrecking properly, which so far has not been estimated, and leaving a casually list placed at 100.

The dead in Hollywood were placed at 12, at Dania 11, one at Ojus, one at Hialeah and-two at Hallendale, all in the vicinity of Miami. Homestead, 40 miles South of Miami, was credited with one dead.

Property damage at Palm Beach and West Palm Beach was placed at $1,000,000. No loss of life was reported there.

While the damage at Hollywood was unestimated, those familiar with that city said that in the last two years approximately $10,000,000 worth of building and development had been done there and that property loss must have been great. Fuel, water and medical supplies were urgently needed in the stricken cities and vicinity.

The Associated Press staff correspondent in Miami was the first to reach the outside world with the story from the stricken city of Miami. He left that town at 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon and traveled through woods and railroad tracks over which the water was flowing. In a blinding rain he proceeded on foot north to Fort Lauderdale. Telephone and telegraph poles and wires blocked the road, he walked the railroad track to Fort Lauderdale and slept in the Women's club with 50 refugees. There water was so scarce it was portioned out half a glass at a time. Frightened and anxious persons asked for information. The correspondent reached West Palm Beach today and sent his story to the Associated Press members.
Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Fort Pierce and other places rushed medical aid, food and water to the storm area. The work was carried out under the direction of Chairman Slocum Ball, of the Red Cross committee.
Governor Martin took immediate steps to alleviate conditions as soon as he learned of the severity of the situation. Advised that the American Red Cross had placed its entire facilities at his command, the governor asked that organization to direct the relief work. He also issued a special call for physicians to go with the relief workers. Hundreds of these, together with nurses and many civilians, went aboard special; trains tonight to be hurried into the Miami district.
Relief trains were sent tonight also into the Moore Haven and Clewiston sections.

Storm Death Toll
Mrs. Sarah Head, 80, Hollywood.
G. A. Rogers, 36, electrician Hollywood.
Gordon Brown, 35, laborer, Hollywood.
Muelean Brown, 4, Hollywood.
H. G. Luther, 45, Hollywood.
J J. Egan, 35, Miami.
J. T. Phillips, 84, Miami.
Five unidentified dead, Hialeah
Three unidentified dead, Homestead
Two unidentified dead, Miami Beach
Two unidentified, Miami Beach, in roof cave, Wofford hotel.
Mrs. H. T. Kimball and baby, Hallandale
Mrs. J. W. McGinnis, Coral Gables.
McGinnis youth, 10, Coral Gables
Alton Bush Little, Miami Beach newspaper man
Mrs. Josephine Cochraft, 52, Coral Gables.
Dorothy Walls, 19, Larkins,
Jacques Richards, St. Louis, Mo. in Miami.
Lydia Brookshire, Johnson City, Tenn., In Miami.
Frank Boskins, Miami Realtor.
Fred Shutts, 34, Miami
Benjamin Watts, construction engineer, Hialeah.
George Malette, 34, Hialeah.
Baby Venetian Carter, Hialeah.
Mrs. Edith Baker, 21, Miami.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Tellmer and children, Fort Lauderdale.
Mr. and Mrs, R. D. Crowley, Fort Lauderdale
Baby Ivan Austin, Fort Lauderdale.
Mrs. Anna Thompson, Fort Lauderdale,
Infant Thompson, Fort Lauderdale.
Ralph McClure, Fort Lauderdale.
P. E. Gamble, Fort Lauderdale.
Six unidentified dead at Biscayne Park
Ten unidentified dead at a Miami funeral home,
Five unidentified dead in Hialeah jail.
Thirty dead at Miami police station.

MOORE HAVEN
Mrs. B. A. Bowman,
Mrs. Ed Iminger.
John D. De Grella and two-year-old baby.
R.O. Morris, wife and three children.
[Tampa Morning Tribune Monday September 20, 1926]

75 DEAD IN MIAMI GALE $100,000,000 LOSS
VESSELS SUNK, DOCKS WRECKED BY STORM ON COAST OF FLORIDA
Many Buildings Are Demolished—Report Troops And Supplies Are Needed —Streets Flooded.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. -- Seventy-Five known dead in Miami and property loss that probably will run into the hundreds of millions, was the toll of the storm that lashed the east coast on Friday and swept across the lower half of the state Saturday.
All lines of direct communication with the storm-stricken portion of the state are down and no direct word has been received since about noon Saturday, when passengers on trains from West Palm Beach brought stories of terrific destruction there and farther south.

Hurricane Damage in 1926
Craft from Biscayne Bay
cast ashore at foot of Flagler St., Miami

Trains from the stricken area are delayed hours and only brief wireless communications with Miami through makeshift arrangement last night told of the destruction wrought to the largest city in south Florida.
All south Florida shipping is suffering from the ravage of the 100-mile per hour winds that swept many small boats upon the coast and beached them.
At Miami, the wireless report said that every boat in the harbor was sunk.
Last direct communication with the hurricane area reported immense seas sweeping in from the Atlantic. With the causeway between Miami and Miami Beach three feet beneath the crest of breakers.

SERVICE PARALYZED.
The Postal Telegraph company reported 80 miles of telegraph poles down and their service paralyzed.
The hurricane sweeping across the peninsula in the vicinity of Tampa unroofed houses and leveled trees. Unusually high tides swept many craft in the Tampa harbor inland leaving them stranded.

Bradentown, Sarasota, Fort Myers and small villages in the vicinity were hard hit but extent of the damage will be unknown until communication is re-established.

The Mississippi and Louisiana coasts but a few weeks ago swept by a lashing hurricane, are preparing for another blow today, as the Florida hurricane is sweeping that way, weather bureau advices say.

All shipping in the gulf has been warned and smaller vessels are seeking shelter in bays and inlets. Larger vessels were still sailing on schedule yesterday.



Hurricane Damage in 1926
Flagler Street in heart of business center
Hurricane at Miami, FL

Mobile, Ala., Sept. 18.—(A. P.)—Seventy-five known dead, property loss of $100,000,000 in the city and every boat in the harbor sunk, was the toll of the hurricane which struck Miami today, according to fragmentary messages picked up by the Tropical Radio Telegraph company station here tonight.
The station is working the American steamship Siboney, which has established communication with a makeshift transmitting plant at Hialeah.
Every vestige of the city dock system was swept away and 2,000 buildings ruined, said the messages which added that troops, food and medical supplies are needed urgently.


New Orleans, Sept. 19.—(A.P.)—The following message was received here early this morning by the Tropical Radio station from Miami.
"Miami is in ruins after worst hurricane in history of country, seventy known dead. Property damage $100,000,000. More than 2,000 buildings destroyed, including bank building and Miami Tribune.
''City docks completely destroyed and all boats in harbor sunk, including steamship Nohaba, formerly owned by ex-Kaiser of Germany.
"Food, medical supplies and troops needed."
The message was sent from a makeshift radio station in Miami after the six 450-foot towers of the Tropical Radio station there had been blown down. The message was intended for the steamship Siboney, the closest vessel to Miami, but was picked up by the Tropical station at Mobile and relayed to New Orleans.
The Siboney was requested to broadcast the news of the disaster.
The local station said that the message was received at Mobile at about 11:30 last night. Officials at the station are of the opinion that the blow hit Miami Friday night or early yesterday morning, since they have been unable to establish connection with there since Friday night.
The Miami Tribune building, reported in a wireless message to the Tropical radio station, at New Orleans, as having been destroyed by the hurricane, was a cement structure reinforced by steel, and regarded as one of the more substantial of the buildings in downtown Miami.
The building was located on Southeast First street, three blocks from the waterfront and a half block from the Florida East Coast railway station.
Reports that the bank building had been destroyed disclosed the tremendous damage was done in the heart of the business and financial district. The two largest banks in Miami are located on Flagler street, several blocks from the waterfront and protected by other buildings.
[The Sunday Repository Canton Ohio September 19, 1926]

DECLARE MARTIAL LAW, RUSH RELIEF TO WRECKED AREA
Death List at Miami Is Reported at 500 With 800 Injured- Hollywood Has 250 Dead and 1,000 Injured — Moorehaven, Clewiston,
Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale Heavy Sufferers—Relief Workers Speed Aid to Victims.
[By Associated Press.]

Estimates of dead, injured and homeless; compiled at 11 o'clock Central standard time, tonight, from latest reports from all sources totaled 1,215, as follows:

Miami, 500 dead; 700-800 injured, 28,000 homeless.
Hollywood, 250 dead, 1,000 injured, 10,000 homeless.
Moorehaven and Clewiston, 140 dead;
35 to 40 women and children drowned.
Miami Beach, 150 dead; Ft Lauderdale, 100 dead.
Hialeah, 54 dead; Dania, 11 dead.
Homestead, 3 dead, 1,000 homeless.
Coral Gables, 3 dead;
Hallendale, 2 dead.
Larkins, 1 dead;
Ojus, 1 dead.

Hurricane Damage in 1926
Piled Up Homes Wrecked
Miami, Fla
Storm - Sept 17-18, 1926

[By Associated Press.]
JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Sept. 19.—Four persons were shot by National Guardsmen while attempting to take merchandise and valuables in the business district. The residential district suffered heavily, dwellings were demolished and roofs torn away and carried several blocks through the air.

[By Associated Press.]
JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Sept 19.—Estimates of the loss of life from the hurricane which swept over Lower Florida Friday and Saturday mounted to over 1,000 late tonight in revised estimates from the storm-stricken area with a property loss estimated at over $125,000,000 and leaving 38,000 people homeless.
The casualty list in the Miami section, which bore the brunt of the storm's fury, was placed at 804 by Jerry H. Owen, general superintendent of the Florida East Coast Railway. He estimated 500 dead in Miami, 250 in Hollywood and fifty-four in Hialeah, both of the latter places being suburbs of Miami

ASK FOR 600 COFFINS.
Other reports placed the dead in Fort Lauderdale at 100 and in the Moorehaven section at 140.
Additional indications of the appalling toll of the storm were given in a message picked up here by an amateur wireless operator from Sheriff Henry Chase, of Date County, appealing to Governor John W. Martin for help in obtaining 600 coffins. The message was relayed by telegraph to the Governor at St. Augustine, where he had gone from Tallahassee to expedite the movement of troops and relief to the stricken area.
As relief workers penetrated the storm section and wires were recovered, additional reports saw the death list from the most terrible of Florida storms mount rapidly.
MORE THAN 2,000 INJURED.
With over 38,000 people in the smitten area homeless and the list of injured placed at over 2,000, first efforts were given to reaching the people with food and medical supplies. Reports from all sections of the district brought tales of suffering and want It was not possible to obtain anything like an accurate check of the dead and injured tonight.
The list of the injured was fixed at over 2,000. One hundred and three of the dead have been accounted for and forty-three of them identified. Miami Beach, Miami and vicinity and Fort Lauderdale caught the brunt of the storm. Food and medical supplies are being rushed to the victims of that storm-swept section from all parts of the State on special trains. Drinking water is being rationed in Miami and other parts of the area.

National guardsmen and hospital units were ordered into the area by Governor John W. Martin. The entire resources of the American Red Cross were placed at the disposal of the sufferers. Military control was ordered in the stricken city of Miami by City Manager Frank H. Warden. More than 300 extra policemen were sworn in. after looting bad taken place in certain sections of the city, chiefly in the Negro districts. Seven suspects were arrested.

Hurricane Damage in 1926
El-Omar Homes $65,000 loss White House Hotel in
Rear sheltered 293 people ~ 3 Births, 3 Deaths
Hialeah, FL , Storm Sept 17-18, 1926


Hurricane Damage in 1926

House in Coconut Grove

Hurricane Damage in 1926

Row of Houses Completely Demolished
Miami Hurricane

(year unknown, probably 1926)

PITIFUL SCENES WITNESSED.
At Miami Beach, where the death list was estimated at 150, and in Miami, where undertakers were unable to take care of eighty other bodies, emergency hospitals were opened and there was a steady stream of the injured into these, as well as into regular hospitals.
Trucks, commandeered by the police, delivered food. Temporary morgues were established to care for the dead. Houses and buildings were crowded with refugees and business was suspended. The grand stand at the Miami Jockey Club, the Miami Kennel Club and similar sport arenas were razed..
There was darkness in the storm area from Homestead to Pompano. Pitiful scenes were witnessed as families hovered over flickering candles in the ruins of what had been their homes, hunting for lost members of the families.

SWORN IN BY CANDLE LIGHT.
Over 200 men were, sworn in by candle light tonight to guard Hollywood, Miami suburb, which was practically wrecked by the storm. There were thirty known dead in Hollywood and 300 injured. The Hollywood Hotel, the City Hall and the police station were crowded with the injured.
Over 1,000 were homeless in Homestead.
The list of 103 accounted for as casualties was distributed as follows: Hollywood, 19; Dania, 11; Ojus, 1; Coral Gables, 3; Miami and Miami Beach. 44; Larkin, 1; St. Louis, Mo., 1; Johnson City, Tenn., 1; Hialeah, 5; Fort Lauderdale, 11, and Biscayne Park, 6.
Among the many tragedies of the storm was the drowning of from thirty-five to forty white women and children in the lake region near Moorehaven.
   
EAST COAST DEVASTATED.
[By Associated Press.]
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA., Sept. 19.—Florida's lower East Coast today lay devastated, a victim of the elements, after the most disastrous hurricane in her history had cut a sixty-mile path through the area, taking an unestimated loss in human life and wreaking destruction amounting high in the millions of dollars.
Untold suffering has been left in its wake, with thousands of homes leveled and innumerable families seeking relief in any form. The situation generally was characterized as appalling, and throughout the section no attempt was made to identify any bodies, as medical aid was administered to hundreds of injured persons.
Urgent Appeals Broadcast
Urgent appeals were sent from here today to Governor John W. Martin, petitioning martial law and requesting immediate relief.. Arrival of newspaper men from Miami at noon occasioned the dispatch several hours later of a train bearing doctors, nurses and sufficient supplies, including water, which has been at a premium.
Sweeping in from the Bahamas Friday midnight, the hurricane descended with fury on Miami, centering during the greater part of the nine hours which it raged and veered northward to carve a path of desolation in Hollywood and its vicinity, twelve miles to the north. Miami bore the brunt of the damage through the area in property losses, but increasing fatalities, in the region between Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale indicated that loss of life would be largest here.
Storm Rages for Hours.
Rain began falling in Miami soon after midnight, attended by rising winds and a slow barometric decline. The storm advanced alarmingly, and by 1 o'clock the wind had attained a velocity of sixty-five miles an hour, and a barometer reading of 28.84. Two hours later light and power service; snapped in the Miami district, except in the heart of the city. The storm bore down with greater intensity in the early hours of the morning and at 5:50 o'clock the weather bureau reported a record low barometric pressure of 27.75, said to be the lowest mark ever registered in the United States.. Miami Beach at the same time was helpless in the face of a 120-miles-an-hour wind and mountainous waves swept high over the island.
New Outbreak Follows Brief Lull.
A brief lull giving indication of a cessation, prompted hundreds to venture forth in attempts to salvage their wind-swept household effects, but a twin storm, believed to be the recurring disturbance, hurled itself flush against the city soon after 8 o'clock. The force of this latter storm was more intense than its predecessor and raged unabated for two hours.
Miami's bay front was subjected to a terrific battering, as the violent windstorm struck from a more dangerous angle. The bay crept high over its accustomed level and raced like a mill pond waist deep from the Miami River northward to the county causeway.
[Richmond Times Dispatch Monday September 20, 1926 Page 5]
   

CALLS OUT NATIONAL GUARD
[By Universal Service]

TALLAHASSEE. FLA. Sept. 19.—Governor Martin today called out the Florida National Guard to restore order and protect lives and property in Miami and other cities on the Florida east coast which was struck by the tropical hurricane Saturday.
"I have sent troops from Sanford, Fla, and will dispatch more if needed" the Governor said.
'We will render every aid to Miami and other cities stricken by the storm."

CAUSES UNTOLD SUFFERING.
The section between Miami and West Palm Beach bore the brunt of the storm on its disastrous sweep from the West Indies to the Gulf of Mexico, along a sixty-mile path. The storm caused untold suffering, thousands of homes being leveled and the homeless seeking relief in whatever form they could end it. No attempts were made to identify the dead, all attention being directed first to aiding the injured. The first passenger train from Miami since the city was isolated late Friday night reached New Smyrna at noon Sunday, bringing a message from the sheriff to Governor John W. Martin asking for 250 soldiers 'as quickly as possible.' and reporting the city of Hollywood, twelve miles to the north of Miami, in dire need of food, supplies and medical aid.
[Richmond Times Dispatch Monday September 20, 1926 Page 5]

PARTIAL LIST OF IDENTIFIED DEAD
Rhoda Louise Priess, 55. Hollywood.
Lorene Helen Priess, Hollywood.
Leon Priess, Hollywood.
L. P. Pool, Hollywood.
Mrs. L. P Pool Hollywood.
Annie Carley, Dania
Mrs. Yeager, Hollywood.
Mrs. R. W. Moore Dania.
Child of Mrs. Moore, Dania
Andrew Havelock, Dania.
Mrs. Coby, Dania.
Pete McAllister, Dania.
Netty Kickman, Dania
Mrs. J. H. Craft, Dania.
Jenny Ferral, Dania.
Peter Vighes, Dania.
Gordon Brown, Dania.
Unidentified Negro, Ojus.
Mrs.Sarah Head, 86, Hollywood.
G. A. Rogers, 36, electrician, Hollywood.
Gordon Brown, 35, laborer, Hollywood.
Murlcan Brown, 4, Hollywood.
H. C. Luther, 45, Hollywood.
Unidentified Negro, 50.
J. J. Egan, 65, Miami.
J. T. Phillips, 34, Miami.
Five unidentified dead, Hialeah.
Three unidentified dead, Homestead.
Two unidentified dead, Miami Beach.
Two unidentified dead Miami Beach in roof cave, Wofford Hotel.
Mrs. H. T. Kimball and baby, Hallandale.
Mrs. J. W. McGinnis, Coral Gables.
McGinnis youth, 10, Coral Gables.
Alton Bush Little, Miami Beach newspaper man.
Mrs. Josephine Cochraft, 52, Coral Gables.
Dorothy Walls, 19, Larkins.
Jacques Richards, St. Louis, Mo., in Miami
Lydia Brookshire of Johnson City, Tenn. in Miami.
Frank Hoskins, Miami Realtor.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Tellmer and Ralph McClure, Fort Lauderdale.
P.E. Gambie, Fort Lauderdale.
Six unidentified dead at Biscayne Park.
Ten unidentified dead at a Miami Funeral home.
Five unidentified dead in Hialeah Jail.
Thirty dead at Miami Police Station

A partial list of the injured follows:

Miami zone
Floyd Delaney
L. J. Delaney.
Beryl Stegail.
Mrs. T. W. Davis.
W. G. Moore.
J. B. Lingfield.
Mrs. Minnie Shaw,
Mrs. T. E. Smith.
T. W. Davis.
A. E. Bland.
Mrs. W. L. Sellers
Mrs. T. C. Harless.
A. D. Armond
Fred H. Grove.
Elizabeth Stuart.
J. E. Russell
Max Sikeh.
Thelma Harris.
Louis Roneh
C. N. Henry
Robert Pepper
Robert Campbell
S. Metzer
Mrs. Marie Conner
William Tommie
Fred Delaney
J. D. Henonsville
Alvin McNally
Isadore Lutzki.
Mrs. Don Lawrence.
Earl Hudson.
H. G. Booske.
Mrs. Louis Marcotte.
Fred Gould.
Mrs. Jordan
Mrs. Manning
Floyd Hazelbater.
Bryan Platt.
Gwendely Coffee
Mr. and Mrs. John Neylan.
B. Oberg.
K. Kenney.
D. C. Murphy.
Kent Watson.
H. M. Dick.
Thomas A. Montgomery.
John Engstron.
Mrs. Martha Kruse.
J. C. Pickthorn.
D. Carter.
Margaret Conner.
G. W. Davis.
G. A. Dolan and three children;
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Everle.
A. R. Fisher.
R. H Greene.
C. K. Glellander.,
Mrs. T. C. Harless,
Earl Hudson.
Nathan Lewis,
G. N. Stein,
Mrs. Evelyn Larson.
B. Leary
Porter Longston.
S. Meltzer.
W. G. Moore.
Mrs. J. R. Pattee.
Louis Ronch.
Mrs. Charles Almquist.
H. W. Crisp.
S. M. Carpenter, all of Miami,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cotter, of Cambridge. Mass.

Hollywood zone
Mrs. Clyde Blow.
J. O. Black.
Jessie Carnegie.
Mrs. J. E. Colwell.
Infant Colwell,
Mrs.W. F. Duncan,
Infant Duncan.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo O'Day.
infant O'Day.
T. D. Ellis. Jr.
Walter Glenn.
Frederick Hudson.
Maxwell Hall.
R. W. Moore.
Mrs. W. G. Moore.
Robert McNichol.
Mrs. Jennie Richie.
Mr, and Mrs. W. G. Ramsey.
Earl Roaks.
Mrs Storm.
Mrs. Charles Schill.
George Stein.
C. I. Strickland.
Henry Stevens.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M Roaks.
Mrs. G W. Vincent.
Mrs. Thiel Lapa.
Jack Hodgson. Jr.
Alonzo Pridgeon
Mrs. Elizabeth Laldlein.
H. B. McVurt
Mrs. Wilson.




KNOWN MIAMI DEATH TOLL 200 MAY REACH 1000
Fort Pierce Hears There May Be 800 Bodies in Debris, 30,000 homeless in Hollywood, Miami
Eyewitnesses to Hurricane Relay Reports From Devastated Area.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Sept. 19 -- Eye witnesses to the hurricane at Miami yesterday morning; relayed reports from that city here tonight stating that the Miami death toll is at least 200 lives and may reach 1,000.
Florida east coast line train No. 84 arrived here tonight twenty-four hours late. It was made up at Fort Pierce and carried a few passengers who were near Miami when the storm started there early Saturday morning.
Recover 200 Bodies.
Captain J. M. Braddock. who took charge, of the train at New Smyrna, told Universal Service that passengers had heard from Red Cross reports received at Fort Pierce that 200 bodies have been recovered at Miami and there may be 800 more in debris.
Twenty Red Cross workers and twenty live savers of the local Red Cross corps are to leave here later tonight.
Captain Braddock said one passenger who came from a town near Miami reported he had heard there were 30.000 persons homeless in Hollywood and Miami.
Militiamen Expected
One hundred militiamen are expected here tonight from Tallahassee to follow.
One hundred militiamen arrived here from Tallahassee tonight to join the 200 men who left here shortly after 9 o'clock. The troops were mobilized in the main part of the city here tonight, their families bidding them goodbye in scenes recalling wartime. The huge new Union Station was jammed with friends and relatives of passengers who are overdue from Miami.



EYE WITNESSES RECITE GRAPHIC TALES OF HAVOC
At Least 300 Known Dead, More Than 15,000 Homeless, Probably Another Thousand Bodies Under Wreckage,
Homes and Office Buildings Torn Down by Hundreds, Picture Drawn by First Survivors of Miami Holocaust.
By James B. Connor, Jr..
Universal Service Staff Correspondent

JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Sept. 19.—At least 300 known dead, more than 15,000 homeless, probably, another thousand bodies under the wreckage, homes and office buildings torn down by the hundreds, lack of food, water and sanitation facilities threatening a famine and pestilence and a near panic confronting the populace.
This was the picture drawn tonight by the first survivors of the southern Florida hurricane to reach here from Miami.
USE HOTEL AS MORGUE.
Harry Otto, of Philadelphia, formerly a Miami Beach policeman, told Universal Service, in an exclusive interview, upon his arrival here tonight that, when he left "the Magic City," the McAllister Hotel was being used as a morgue and contained almost 300 bodies. Otto was starting from Miami to Coral Gables when the storm struck shortly after midnight Saturday morning. Beaten back by the storm. Otto returned to Miami after seeing the first devastation at Coral Gables.
At Miami Otto witnessed the destruction of homes overturned by the storms.
The larger hotels were flooded and several of them are in danger of collapse, according: to Otto.
Shoot Negro Looters.
The militia, is guarding as well as possible, but white and Negro marauders are attempting to pillage the ruins." Otto said. "Six Negroes were shot this morning as they attempted to loot debris."
Otto said three ocean liners were safe in the Miami harbor, although they were badly battered by the storm.
Otto said he saw hundreds of people on the street of Miami yesterday wearing bandages with wounds. Rainwater is being used to make coffee, which sells for 15 cents a cup at street corner stands.
The first train to leave Miami after the storm carried Otto, he declared, and there are thousands of persons attempting to get North as soon as possible.

Torn Down by Storm.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller, friends of Otto's from Philadelphia, was torn down by the storm at Coral Gables.
The Dolphin, Everglades, Miami, Tamiami and the Ritz Hotels at Miami were flooded, but are not in danger of collapse, Otto said.
From Thirteenth Street to Fifty-ninth Street, one of the main residential districts there, not a home remains without being damaged.
Roney Plaza, one of the most exclusive hotels, was practically destroyed by the storm. The fashionable Fleetwood Hotel had almost every window in it broken.

Boats Carried Away.

Large boats were carried three miles from water by the storm.
At Hialeah, eighty-seven bodies had been recovered by last night, according to Otto. Newspapers at Miami issued bulletins from a hand-press Saturday and Sunday containing brief notes of the storm. Miami Beach causeway is impassable, one end of it being broken through.
The Biltmore Hotel at Coral Gables is still standing, although heavily damaged by storm.

Starts Relief Work.
James M. Lester, of Athens, Ga. another passenger, told of seeing the relief work started.
George A. Kerlor. of Philadelphia, said he tract one of the first to set on the train which arrived here tonight, just before militia started regulating those who wished to board the train.
J. O. Sallee, of Atlanta, vice-president of the Michigan Valve and Foundry Company, was inclined to hope that the reports of loss of life were exaggerated. He did not minimize the property loss, however.

Thought Blow Was Over.
"I was at the El Commodore Hotel during the whole storm." he said. "It blew heavily during the early hours of the morning, and I am told that considerable damage was done throughout the city. About 6:30 o'clock many of the guests at the hotel who had been kept awake by the driving rain and wind and gathered in the lobbies and corridors, retired to their rooms.
"All of us thought the blow was over. At 7:30 it came again. The wind, at first in the north, veered to the south, and the experience was thrilling. For eight hours it continued, and the noise of crashing terra cotta and brick and the banging of falling signs was terrific.
"The whole side of the El Commodore was blown in. By that I mean that window frames were blown with the glass into the rooms and the floors inundated. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that there was not a whole pane of plate glass left in the business section.

Building Is Stripped
A new twenty-story building was stripped to the steel frame for nine stories. Oh, the property loss is plenty. A hundred million dollars?
Well, I hardly think that would be an exaggeration for the whole district. There has been much flimsy construction in that district, and there are roofs and shattered houses all of the way from Miami to West Palm Beach.
"I believe and hope the death toll is not as great as was first thought.
I did not get around the city much. It is a fact that some big ship is lying high and dry in Royal Palm Park."
[Richmond Times Dispatch Monday September 20, 1926]



REVISED CASUALTY LIST FROM STORM
Miami, Fla., Sept. 22 (a p).—The following is the official list of dead taken to undertakers at Miami: The compilation was made, checked and verified by The Associated Press, Twenty-five unidentified dead are in mortuaries here, 16 of them being men.

The dead:
Armour, Lawrence,
Ayres, Thomas B., Coconut Grove.
Bain, Ralph, Negro,
Baker, Mrs. Edith,
Ballou, Mrs. Anna. Dayton, O.
Beon, Caraline, Ruth and child.
Berries, Drucllla, Negro, Hialeah,
Best, Isaac Edward, Negro
Bim, infant.
Brinson, Mrs. Mattioe.
Brookshire, Lydla, 28,
Calcutt, Aubrey S., Miami Beach; born in London, England.
Carter, Ventian, 7 months old.
Comer, John H., jr., East Hialeah,
Cracraft, Mrs. Josephine, Lexington, Ky.
Edwards, John H,
Edgar, John J,
Estey, William W., 60, Miami Shores.
Fisher, "Little Doc" 30.
George, "Shorty" F. E. C., Negro.
Gill, Thomas, 48.
Glover, Ammer, 50.
Godwin, Mary G,
Green, Bill, 20, Negro,
Hamilton, Leroy, 3 7, Hialeah.
Hargraves, Ralph, 40,
Harrison, A. D,
Harrison, Mrs. A. D,
Harrison, Mrs. Ella, 42.
Hopper, Mrs. Mary A.
Hoskins, Frank. Owensboro, Ky.
Houston, Sam, 36, Liberty City, Negro,
Janice, Martin, Hialeah.
Kirby, Dorothy, Little River.
Kusta, Edna, 6, Hialeah. formerly of Cleveland, O.
Leet, Georgia Mao, 34, Hialeah, formerly of Paducah, Ky,
Lehman, Tilson K. Hialeah.
Little, Alton Hush, secretary-treasurer,
Miami Bench Beacon,
McGinley, Kathleen, 16 months old, Hialeah.
McGinnis, 10 years old
McGinnis, Sr., Mrs. J. W.
McKenzie, Rank, 32, floated in from sea at Miami Beach.
McKinney, Arthur, and wife, Negroes,
McKinnon, Leona,
McLoeb, Georgia, 34, Hialeah.
Murphy, John Joseph, 19, Miami Beach
Neal, Harper, 35, Negro.
Norma; Mrs. South Miami.
Potty, John, 18, Coral Gables Terrace.
Rader, Mrs. Mabel, 54 Hialeah.
Ralford, two children, Miami Shores,
Roxford, Loulflo, Miami Shores.
Roxford, Jr., Miami Shores.
Roberts, Mrs. Tahila A.
Roberta, Mrs. Victoria,
Robinson, Meddow, Negro.
Rogers. A. G., 36, Hollywood.
Rogers, J. E., 40, Hialeah,
Sawyer, Randolph, about 40, body found on old causeway.
Schachter, Isadore, Atlanta. Ga.
Schoenback, Jules, 42, Miami Beach.
Schwartz, Frank A., 27
Shoto, Hialeah
Shutts, Fred.
Smith, Jennie, 40, Hilaleah.
Snow, Biscayne Park.
Sutherland, John, 28, Negro,
Tuley, John, 28, Negro.
Walts, Dorothy, 10.
Walla, Mrs. Ethel.
Watts, B. F. about 90 years old.
Washington, George, Negro.
Whitehurst, Seaboard Park.
Wind, Esther, 57, Negro.
Wlnneberg, D. A. J. Biscayne Park formerly of Burlington, Ia.
Winslow, Hattie M.
Woodall, John, Seaboard Park

Moorehaven Dead.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strum and two children.
W.W. Futch and child.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs, Riesberg.
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Henderson and three children.
Mr. and Mrs. Lundy and two children.
The five children and Clarence Youngblood.
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Norris and five children,
The child of Joe Zoly,
Mrs, J. S. Cotrell and daughter.
Mrs. O, E. Grilla and five children.
Mrs. Jacobs and daughter,
Mrs. Adolph Kumesig
M. W. Fisher,
l.ottie Howe
Mr. Leo
Mr. and Mrs. Rowes.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Mrs. Varnie Bowman.
Clara Bowman.
Gertrude Bowman.
Mrs. Shepherd.
Mrs. Young, whose five children are safe.
A. E. Coble.
Miss Susie Lee,
Clem Smith.
E. C. Smith.
John Sheppard.
Louise Blackwell.
Mrs. Ed Irminger.
Arthur Govern.
Unidentified man, three women and three children
Five children of Mrs. Vinnie Bowman,
Robert Deagreda
Mrs. Barnum.
Lucy Lees
Msr. A. Romus.
T. G. Sullvan.
Mrs. W. J. Horn.
Joseph Stur.
Two sons of Joseph Willams

Lakeport
Brother of Mrs. Biddens
Mr. Beck.
Mrs. George and daughter and two grand-daughters.

["The World Herald Omaha",Thursday September 23, 1926]



TO BURY STORM VICTIM
Body of John Petty to Be Returned from Florida
The body of John Petty, 48, killed at Miami in the hurricane, is to be brought to Omaha for burial as soon as relatives can arrange for its return. Mr. Petty, who lived in Omaha for 20 years prior to February, 1925, was a brother of Robert Petty, 3915 Ames avenue, and Lincoln Petty. He was unmarried,
Mr. Petty was a carpenter by trade, and had lived at Plattsmouth before coming to Omaha' Efforts on the part of Robert Petty to learn the details of his death have been fruitless. John Petty's name was included in the death reports from Miami, giving relatives their first intimation.
Surviving Mr. Petty are his mother, living at Plattsmouth; a sister, Mrs. Carl Wynn of Plattsmouth, and six brothers, Hershel of Council Bluffs, Lincoln and Robert of Omaha, and three others living in scattered parts of the United States.
["The World Herald", Omaha Thursday September 23, 1926 page 4 - Sub. by a FofFG]



MIAMI APPEALS FOR STORM RELIEF FROM ALL NATION
Work of Recovering the Bodies Still Imprisoned In Debris Goes On
STORIES OF HEROISM TOLD BY SURVIVORS
Miami Fla., Sept. 22.—Prostrate under the ravages of the tropical hurricane and with suffering among the injured and homeless almost indescribable, Miami and Florida's storm area today applied to the American people for a vast sum for relief and rehabilitation work. The message went, out immediately after Henry M. Baker, national director of disaster relief for the Red Cross, arrived here and took charge of relief work in all of the stricken districts of Florida. It was signed by an executive committee headed by Frank B. Shutts, publisher of the Miami Herald.
While awaiting a response to its urgent cry for help the city, with the aid of federal, state and other agencies went doggedly ahead with its relief work. Thousands of doctors, nurses, soldiers, sailors, marines and other relief workers labored to care for the injured and the homeless and to recover the dead still imprisoned in many of the five thousand homes that were wrecked and in the debris littered waters of Biscayne bay.
Force Is Inadequate.
The force on hand is proving inadequate for the task. Red Cross Quarters announced that additional nurses are urgently needed as well as serums for use in preventing epidemics. Airplanes have been bringing in antitoxins, and as fast as they arrive they are sent northward again for additional supplies
Mrs. Bryan Owen was found today washing dishes in the kitchen of the Tallman hospital. Hospital attendants said she had been at that post for two days. Other society leaders were in the kitchens or in the wards at hospitals.
Refugees from the outlying districts are being brought into the city. Out of the Everglades this morning struggled a band of 50 Seminole Indians, who had been without substantial food since Saturday. They reported that a number of their fellows had been killed or had died from exposure.
After sailors had taken 16 bodies from wrecked launches and yachts in the harbor, three hundred men were put to work today along the two miles of water front. Each man was armed with a grappling hook. The first that splashed through the debris covering the waters found a body.
Survivors tell tales of heroism. Searchers found that one sailor had lashed his wife to a tree on an island to keep her from being blown into the sea while he went in search of aid. He started swimming Biscayne bay. Yesterday his body was recovered.
There is the story, too, of one man who struggled for miles with a wounded man on his back. Both are now in the morgue—the one bled to death while the other died of exhaustion.

Rescue Work Slow,
The bodies are slowly being recovered. Three more were taken to the morgue today, bringing the accounted for dead in Miami alone to 97. Hundreds and hundreds were injured, many seriously, and they are being cared for in regular or emergency hospitals and at relief stations.
In the city and its suburbs hammers pound night and day. Temporary roofs go up every few minutes. Carpenters jump from one job to another that shelter may be provided for the thousands of homeless.
One rumor had it that the Miami News tower was leaning at an angle of 20 degrees. That now celebrated edifice, however, suffered only slight damage.
Accurate figures as to the total known dead had not been compiled last night, but rescuers said this total will exceed four hundred. As isolated colonies were reached in the Everglades and elsewhere the number of injured was gradually increased until the total had mounted to around six thousand.



OFFICIAL LIST OF FLORIDA'S STORM DEAD
(By The Associated Press)
Miami. Fla., Sept. 22.—The following is the official list of dead taken to morticians at Miami. It was made checked and verified by The Associated Press:

Lawrence Armour, body brought from hospital;
Thomas B. Ayres, 3260 MacDonald street. Coconut Grove,
Ralph Bain, died at Christian hospital, Negro:
Mrs. Edith Baker, 35 N. W. Seventeenth street, at North Side:
Mrs. Anna Ballou, Dayton, Ohio at North Side;
Caralyn Ruth Been and child, 410 Northeast Nineteenth street;
Drucilla, Berien. Negro Hialeah
Isaac Edward Best, died at Jackson Memorial hospital, Negro:
Bim. Infant;
Mrs. Mattie Brinson:
Lydia Brookshire, 5222 Northwest Fifty-ninth street, body sent to Logansport. Ind.;
Tullie Hayes Bynam, 28, 123 Southwest Seventieth street, formerly of Birmingham. Ala.
Aubrey S. Calcutt, 32, 620 Leon avenue. Miami Beach; born In London, England:
Venetian Carter, 7 months baby, mother, Mrs. Buelah Carter. Hialeah;
John U. Corner, Jr., East Hialeha. formerly of Anderson, C mother.
Mrs. Marie Burdges;
Mrs. Josephine Cracraft, address unknown
John H. Edwards, 77 Northwest Twenty-fourth avenue and Forty-first street, retired seaman; wife Georgia Danlap Edwards;
John J. Egan, 65 Northwest Twenty-second avenue and Sixty-second street, carpenter; wife Margaret Egan. Body sent to Richmond, Va.
William W. Estey, sixty, Miami Shores.
"Little Doc" Fisher, 39, 1103 Northwest Twenty-first street.
"Shorty" George, F. E. C. railroad shop Negro
Thomas Gill, 43, body found on Venetian Causeway, formerly of Charleston. S. C.
Ammer Glover, 50, lived on houseboat near Belcher Asphalt Company, body found at Miami Beach
Mary G. Godwin, 3, Northeast Twenty-third avenue;
Bill Green, 26, Negro.
Leroy Hamilton, 17, Hialeah, bottle Inspector, father, W. W. Hamilton, Suwanee, Fla.
Ralph Hargraves, 40;
A. D. Harrison, white Belt Dairy
Mrs. A. D. Harrison same address;
Mrs. Ella Harrison, 42, same address:
Mrs. Mary A. Hopper, 67, 7336 North Miami Court;
W. J. Hoskin, carpenter, Owensboro, Ky
Sam Houston, 35, Liberty City, Negro.
Martian James, Hialeah.
Dorothy Kirby, Little River;
Edna Kusta, six, Reed Road, Hialeah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kusta, formerly of Cleveland Ohio
Leet Georgia Mae, 34, Hialeah, formerly of Paducah. Ky., father George W. Leet.
Lehman, Tilson K. Fifty-first street. Palm avenue. Hialeah. formerly of Atlanta. Ga.. father A. O. Lehman, mother
Mrs. Ula Mae Heil
Little, Alton Bush secretary-treasurer Miami Beach Beacon.
McGinley, Kathleen, 15 months old baby, Hialeah, parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGinley.
McGinnis, 10 years old. Sigmund Boulevard.
McGinnis, Sr., Mrs. J. W., 25. Sigmund Boulevard.
McKenzie, Frank, 52, floated in from sea at Miami Beach.
McKinney, Arthur and wife, Northwest Twelfth Street and Third avenue.
McKinson, Leona, Northwest Twentieth street and Third avenue, husband Arthur McKinnon. Negro.
McLeob, Georgia, 34, Hialeah.
Murphy, John Joseph, 19, Miami Beach killed at Hialeah; telegraph operator; body sent to Aususta. Ga.
Neal Harper, 35, 1821 Northwest Fifth Court. Negro.
Norma, Mrs. South Miami died at Coral Gable hospital
Petty, John, 15, Coral Gable Terrace.
Rader, Mrs. Mabel, 54, Hialeah, died at Taliman hospital
Raiford two children, Miami Shores.
Rexford, Louisa, Miami Shores.
Rexford, Jr., Miami Shores
Roberts, Mrs. Tahila A., Fifty-ninth street and Northeast Section Avenue
Roberrs, Mrs. Victoria, same address
Robinson, Meddow, 21, 1957 Northwest Fourth Court, Negro.
Rogers. A. G., 35, Hollywood.
Rogers, J. E., 40, HiaIeah, died at Jackson Memorial Hospital
Sawyar, Randolph, about 40, Clark Dredging Company, employee body found on old causeway.
Schachter, Isadore, Atlanta Ga.
Schcankack, Julas, 42, Washington avenue, Miami
Reach, married, wife Recha, started walking to Miami in tan bathing suit Saturday 7 a.m.
Schwartz, Frank A., 27, 1025 Southwest Twenty-seventh Court, married, killed while asleep by falling timbers.
Shote, Hialeah
Shutts, Fred, 1738 Southwest Eighth street.
Smith, Jennie, 40, Hialeah, brother, Charles Smith, Western Electric employee
Snow. Biscayne Park; at Northside.
Sutherland, John, 23, Liberty City, Negro.
Tuley, John. Thirty-third street and Washington, Hialeah, body sent to Evansville, Ind.
Unidentified man, body found in Bay off Lemon City.
Unidentified man, 23, body found on Island No. 4. Causeway;
At Philbrick's, Four unidentified bodies found by Captain Christian of Coast Guard at foot of Northeast Sixth street.
Two unidentified men, found at Fulford;
unidentified man about 50 years of age found Collins avenue, Miami Beach.
Unidentified child, Little River.
Unidentified girl, 10 or 13 years of age, Negro.
Unidentified woman, about 40, Homestead.
Unidentified boy, about 3 years old, Hialeah, blue shirt and dark trousers.
Unidentified man, at North Side.
Unidentified man, about 24 years old, 6 feet in height, weight 170 wearing blue shirt and overalls found at Hialeah.
Unidentified man green sweater, tennis shoes and dungarees.
Unidentified man, found floating in bay, trunks of green bathing suit and blue shirt.
Two unidentified men taken from sunken boat in bay
Unidentified man about 35 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches in height, wore overalls, found on old causeway.
Unidentified man, about 35 years old 6 feet, dark hair, underwear only clothing, body found at old causeway.
Unidentified man, between 25 and 40, found at first viaduct on old causeway 5 feet, 10 inches, weight 165 pounds, wore striped trousers, sweater with wide stripe in center, red belt with pearl buckle.
Unidentified man, about 40, found 33th street and Bay, wore dark clothes.
Unidentified man about 35, body found P. and O. dock, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, dressed in overalls.
Unidentified man, Miami Beach, 5 feet 11 Inches. 175 pounds, dark hair, about 40 years of age, no clothing, tan shoe on right foot, tattoo marks on right forearm. American flag and eagle.
Dorothy Walts, 10 years old. Bowling street and S. Miami avenue
Mrs. Ethel Walts, same address;
B. F. Walts, about 30 years of age;
George Washington. Ojus Negro;
Whitehurst, man. Seaboard park;
Esther Wind, 57, Negro:
O. A, J. Winneberg, Biscayne park, formerly of Burlington, Iowa;
Hattle M Winstow, 1347 N. W. 22nd street
John Woodall, Seaboard Park.

The following is a revised list of the known dead at Moorehaven:
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strum and two children;
W W. Futch and child:
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. Riesbury
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Henderson and child.
Mr. and Mrs. Lundy and two children:
the five children of Clarence Youngblood;
Mr and Mrs. R. A. Norris and five children;
the child of Joe Zeiy;
Mrs. J. C. Cottrell and daughter;
Mr. and Mrs. J de Agrelle and five children;
Mrs. Jacobsen and daughter;
Mrs. Ardolph Kumesig;
M. W. Fisher;
Lottie Howe;
Mr. Lee;
Mr. and Mrs. Rowes;
Mr. and Mrs. Rober;
Mrs. Varnie Bowman;
Clara Bowman;
Gertrude Brown;
Mrs. Shepherd;
Mrs. Young, whose five children are safe
A. K. Coble;
Miss Susie Lee;
Clem Smith;
E. C. Smith;
John Shephard;
Louise Blackwell;
Mrs. Ed Imminger;
Arthur Govern;
unidentified man, three women and three children.

LIST OF INJURED IN WEST FLORIDA
(By the Associated Press)
West Palm Beach Fla. Sept. 22 -- An official list containing more than 100 names of persons in hospitals, both permanent and temporary in Miami, was made public today by authorities.
The list contains the names of every person in the hospital and included children lost from their parents, a number of homeless persons and the names of hundreds not considered seriously hurt.
The more seriously injured follow, those having no address following them being from Miami

L. M. Neal, fractured arm:
William Bernard, fractured shoulder;
Nettle Bishop. Hollywood, fractured leg;
J. J. Blake, fractured leg;
D. Caper, exhaustion;
Mrs. Frances Carter, abdominal injury;
Charlotte Casse, arm and leg broken;
Richard Chinn right shoulder fractured;
F. H Abbott, exhaustion;
J. F. Allen, fractured rib;
Mrs. Phyllis Austin, Hialeah, seriously injured:
C. W. Austin Hialeah, ribs fractured:
R. C. Brian. Coral Gables, kidney injury:
Robert Brown, right leg fractured:
Alberta Bruston, nail in knee
C. W. Burgess, Hollywood, left arm broken;
Wilma Brandley, severed tendon left heel;
Anne J Bynum, fractured skull;
John H. Bradford, fractured ribs;
Fannie Bauer, fractured shoulder;
Albert Brown, elbows fractured;
Marion Anderson. Lemon City, shock;
Herbert Clark, abdominal injury;
Clyatt Taylor, shoulder dislocated.
Mrs. Cobleigh, Coconut Grove, both legs and shoulder fractured;
Bert Cobleigh, Coconut Grove. Internal injuries;
John Coleman, eyes body and arm hurt;
W. L. Collins, Miami Beach, shock:
Ray Clint, fractured legs:
Margaret Conner, Hialeah, back injured:
Jack Conners, Cocoanut Grove, fractured ribs;
Mrs. W. Cox and child, exposure;
H. W Crawford, fractured arm:
Raymond Crulman, chest and head injured
Floyd Dclaney, Hialeah, paralyzed
Jack Dolan, broken leg
Phyllis Dolan, broken arm;
H. L. Dozier, Hialeah, fractured ribs;
Miss Helen Ely, fractured shoulder:
Mrs. John Enright, Hialeah, left foot lacerated:
Mary Josephine Erick, Hialeah, nail in leg
Mrs. A. L. Fountain, face cuts, fractured leg, internal injuries:
Paul Garrison, Hialeah, arm fractured;
E. C. Gentry, broken finger and thumb:
Miss Gill, eye injury;
F. H. Gillespie, glass through hand;
Mrs. J. M. Goodson, chest injured:
Mrs. Mary Goodson. Lemon City, fractured ribs;
Frances Greeb, leg fractured, Internal injuries;
S. David Godman, fractured shoulder
Mrs Iva Gerber, fractured right arm;
J. P. Gufford, fractured knee;
Miss Lillie Herring, Hialeah, laceration of scalp, possible fractured skull;
Aaron Homer, back injury;
Joseph Hopner, Hialeah, internal injuries;
William Howardston, fractured skull;
Tom Hagood, back injury;
Mrs. T. C. Harless and four children, back injuries
Mrs. Thelma Harris, internal injuries.
Mrs. Effie Hayes, exhaustion;
Floyd Hazelbaker, Hialeah lacerated heart, hands and ribs;
C. W. Henry, Hialeah, lacerated foot fractured ribs;
Earl Hudson, rib Injuries:
Miss Helen Jones, fractured nose:
Mrs. Agnes Johnson, seriously injured:
Mrs. Frank C. Jones, Hialeah, pneumonia:
Charles Kiroy, broken leg
L. C. Kirkland, possible fractured skull
John V. Kloeber, 83, Silver Bluff, internal injuries:
W. L. Larson, fractured leg:
Russell Laviolette, Hialeah, fractured knee;
Mrs. Edith Lowell, fractured skull,
Mrs. Don Lawrence, Hialeah, fractured spine;
A. M. Murray, Hialeah, internal injuries;
Raffaei Mays, fractured ankle;
Mrs. D. C. Martin, extent of injuries undetermined.
Mrs. C. D. Harm, exposure;
James J. Martin, pneumonia;
Henry Mason, Richmond, Va., fractured arms;
Frank Miller, leg broken;
William Miller, fractured leg and knee;
Arthur Mooney, fractured arm;
W. G. Moore, Dania, fractured rib.
Henry McKennel, fractured shoulder:
Dr. C. H. McLauchlin, fractured ankle
Alvin L. McNally, glass driven into arm bone;
Mrs. Elizabeth Olson, seriously injured;
Albert Pufford, leg fractured;
William Parrell, back Injured;
John Peters, Internal injuries.
Arthory Palombo, fractured skull
Mrs. R. J. Battle, rheumatism and infected hand and feet
R. E. Payne, lacerations of skull and left side;
John E. Phillips, fractured right arm:
Mrs Roy Price, Little River, possible foot fracture:
Freeman Riley, leg fracture;
Miss Genevieve Roquemore possible fractured skull:
Charles Reese, Hialeah, broken ribs;
Miss Ethel Roehill, Hialeah tourist camp, fractured leg
Louis Ronch, fractured ribs, lacerations;
Ezra P. Schine, injured spine;
Mrs. Ezra P. Schine, spine and back injuries;
Miss Tessie Schurn, Hialeah, lacerated scalp and fractured right shoulder;
Muse Skitemore, fractured knee;
Mrs. Frank Shaulder, fractures and skull lacerated.
Charles Grill, leg possibly fractured
Mr. Skiner, internal injuries;
Mrs. T. E. Smith, Fulford, fractured arms, ankle sprained;
Mrs. T. Smith, Fulford, back injured;

Mrs. Julia Stearns, fractured shoulder;
Lila Mae Stevens, possible internal injuries;
Shirley Thorne, injured back.
Mamie Lou Terrell, pneumonia;
Mrs. H. F. Thomas, fractured pelvis:
K. Thorsteinsson. fractured pelvis;
Carroll Tong, internal Injuries;
unidentified infant, fractured skull;
Miss Lucy Nell Warrick, injured back;
Warren, mute and paralysed;
Mrs. D. Wilkes, fractured leg, scalp cut;
Hilmer Obery, foot amputated.
[The Times Picayune Thursday Sept 23, 1926]
   

OFFICIAL DEATH LIST


MIAMI
Miami, Sept 21 (A.P.) -- The following is the official list of dead taken to morticians at Miami. The compilation was made, checked and verified by The Associated Press.

Armour, Lawrence, body brought from hospital.
Ayres, Thomas P., 3260 McDonald street, Coconut Grove.
Bain, Ralph, died at Christian hospital; Negro.
Baker, Mrs. Edith, 35 N.W. 75th street, at Northside.
Ballou, Miss Anna, Dayton, Ohio; at Northside.
Boon, Caralyn Ruth, and child, 410 N.E. Nineteenth street.
Berrien, Decult, Negro.
Best, Isaac Edward, died at Jackson Memorial hospital, Negro,
Bim—infant.
Brinson, Mrs. Mattie.
Brookshire, Lydia, 5222 N.W. 59th street; body sent to Logansport, Ind.
Bynum, Tullie Hays, 28, 123 S.W. Seventh street, formerly of Birmingham, Ala. .
Calcutt, Aubrey, S., 32, 620 Leon Avenue Miami Beach; born In London, England.
Carter, Venetian, seven months old baby, mother, Mrs. Beulah Carter, Hialeah.
Comer, John H., Jr., East Hialeah, formerly of Anderson, S. C. mother,. Mrs. Marie Burdges.
Cracraft, Mrs, Josephine, address unknown.
Edwards, John H., 77, N.W. 24th avenue and 41st street, retired seaman; wife, Georgia Dunlap Edwards.
Egan, John J., 650 N.W. 22nd avenue and 62nd street, carpenter; wife, Margaret Egan; body sent to Richmond, Va.
Estey, William W., 60, Miami Shores.
Fisher, "Little Doc," 39, 1009 N.W. 21st street.
George, "Shorty," F. E. C. railroad shops, Negro.
Gill, Thomas, 48, body found on Venetian causeway, formerly of Charleston, S. C.
Glover, Ammor, 60, lived on house-boat near Belcher Asphalt Company; body found at Miami Beach.
Godwin, Mrs, Mary G. 3 N.W. 23rd avenue and 81st street,
Green, Bill, 26, Negro.
Hamilton, Leroy, 17, Hialeah, bottle inspector; father, W, W, Hamilton, Suwanee, Fla.
Hargraves, Ralph.
Harrison, A. D., White Belt Dairy.
Harrison, Mrs. A. D., same address.
Harrison, Mrs. Ella, 42, same address.
Hopper, Mrs. Mary A., 67,7336 North Miami Court.
Hoskins, W. J., carpenter, Owensboro, Ky.
Houston, Sam, 35, Liberty City, Negro.
James, Marlin, Hialeah.
Kirby, Dorothy, Little River.
Kusta, Edna, G, Redroad, Hialeah,
Leet, Georgia Mae, 34, Hialeah, formerly of Paducah, Ky., father George W. Leet,
Lehman, Tilson K., 51st street, Palm avenue, Hialeah, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., father A. O. Lehman, mother
Mrs. Eula Mae Heil.
Little, Alton Bush, secretary-treasure, Miami Beach Beacon.
McGinley, Kathleen, 18-months-old baby, Hialeah, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGinley
McGinnis —— 10 years old, Sigmund Blvd.
McGinnis, Sr., Mrs. J. W., 26 Sigmund Blvd.
McKenzie, Frank, 32, floated in from sea. of Miami Beach
McKinney, Arthur, and wife, N.W. 12th street and Third avenue, Negroes.
McKinnon, Loona, N. W. 20th street and Third avenue, husband Arthur M.
McKinnon, Negro.
McLeob, Georgia, Hialeah.
Murphy, John Joseph, 19, Miami Beach, killed at Hialeah; telegraph operator, body sent to Augusta.
Neal, Harper, 35, 1021 N. W. Fifth Court, Negro.
Norma, Mrs., South Miami, died at Coral Cables hospital.
Petty, John, Coral Gables Terrace,
Rader, Mrs. Mabel, 54, Hialeah, died at Tallman hospital.
Raiford, two children, Miami Shores.
Rexford, Louise, Miami Shores.
Rexford, Jr., Miami Shores.
Roberts, Mrs, Tahila A., 50th street and N. E. Second avenue,
Roberts, Mrs. Victoria, same address.
Robinson, Moddow, 21, 1007 N. W. Fourth Court, Negro.
Rogers, A, O., 36, Hollywood,
Rogers, J. E,. 40, Hialeah, died at Jackson Memorial hospital.
Sawyer, Randolph, about 40,' Clark Dredging Company, employee, body found on old causeway.
Schachter, Salvadore. Atlanta, Ga.
Schoenback, Jules, 42, butcher, 56 Washington avenue, Miami Beach married, wife, Rocha, started-walking to Miami in tan bathing suit, Saturday, 7 a.m
Schwartz, Frank, 27, 1028 S. W, 27th court, married, killed while asleep by falling timbers.
Shote, ___, Hialeah.
Shutts, Fred, 1738 W. Eighth street.
Smith, Jennie, 40, Hialeah, brother,
Charles Smith, Western Electric employee.
Snow, ..... Biscayne Park, at Northside.
Sutherland, John, 28, Liberty City, Negro,
Tuley, John, 42, 33rd street and
Washington, Hialeah, body sent to Evansville, Ind,
Unidentified man, body in bay off Lemon City.
Unidentified man, 23, body found on Island No, 4, causeway; at Philbrick's.
Four unidentified bodies found by Captain Christian of coast guard at foot of N. E. Sixth street.
Two unidentified men, found at Fulford,
Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, found Collins avenue and 14th street, Miami Beach.
Unidentified child, Little River.
Unknown girl, 10 or 12 years of age, Negro,
Unidentified woman, about 40, Homestead.
Unidentified boy, about 8 years old, Hialeah, blue shirt and dark trousers.
Unidentified man, at Northside.
Unidentified man, about 24 years old, six feet in height, weight 170 pounds, blue shirt and overalls, found at Hialeah,
Unidentified man, green sweater, tennis shoes.
Unidentified man, found floating in bay, trunks of green bathing suit and blue shirt.
Two unidentified man, taken from sunken boat in bay,
Unidentified man, about 35 years old, five feet 11 inches in height, wore overalls, found on old causeway,
Unidentified man, about 35 years old, six feet in height, dark hair, underwear only clothing; body found at old causeway
Unidentified man between 36 and 40 found at first viaduct at old causeway, five feet 10 Inches, weight 165 pounds, wore striped trousers, sweater with wide stripe in center, red belt with pearl buckle.
Unidentified man, about 40, found 39th street and Day, wore dark suit.
Unidentified man, about 36, body found, P. and 0. docks, five feet ten inches, dressed in overalls.
Unidentified man, Miami Beach, five feet 11 inches, 175 pounds, dark hair, about 40 years of age, no clothing, tan shoe on right foot, tattoo marks on right forearm, American flag and eagle.
Walls, Dorothy, 10 years old, Dowling street and S. Miami avenue,
Walls, Mrs. Ethel, same address,
Watts, B. P., about 90 years old, lived in Miami district three years, identified by Mrs. Sue Knight, of Hialeah, a niece,
Washington, George, Ojus, Negro.
Whitehurst, ____, man, Seaboard Park.
Wind, Esther, 57, N. W, Third court, Negro.
Winneberg, D. A. J., Biscayne Park, formerly of Burlington, Iowa.
Winslow, Hattie., 1847 N. W. 22nd street. .
Woodall, John, Seaboard Park.

MOORE HAVEN
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Strum and two of their children.
W. W. Futch and child.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Barnes.
Mr. and Mrs. Reisberg.
Mr.and Mrs. D. J. Henderson and child.
Mr. and Mrs. Lundy and two children.
The five children of Clarence Youngblood.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Norris and five of their six children.
Mrs. J. S. Cottrell and daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. J. de Aarella and five of their six children,
Mrs. Jacobson and daughter,
Mrs. Adolph Kumeig,
M. W. Fisher.
Lottie Howe.
Mr. Lee.
Mr. and Mrs. Rowes,
The child of Joe Seley,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert.
Mrs. Bowman and five children.
Mrs. Shepherd, whose five children are safe.
Mrs. Young.
[Tampa Morning Tribune, Wednesday Sept. 22, 1926]




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