Preble County Ohio Genealogy and History
Cincinnati, July 2 -- A tornado passed over Preble county this morning. At Camden it destroyed houses, stables, trees and fences. [Dubuque Herald, 3 July 1873, KT - Sub by FoFG]
Big Storm Sweeps The Ohio Valley
Schoolhouse at Eaton Razed and 25 Children Narrowly Escape.
Cincinnati, O., Jan 16 -- Dispatches received today from various points in Ohio and Kentucky tell of great damage by a severe wind, rain and hail storm last night. During the height of the storm, the wind reached a velocity of from forty to sixty miles an hour. The telegraph and telephone companies suffered severely, wires being blown down in all directions.
At Lancaster, Ohio, several buildings were wrecked and considerable damage is reported throughout the country. The roofs of several dwellings at Springfield and Hamilton, Ohio, were blown off during the storm. At Lima, O., the Main Street Presbyterian Church was struck by lightning and gutted by the flames. At Eaton, O., a schoolhouse was razed and many swellings, barns and small buildings were demolished.
Miss Bertha Hart and 25 children were in the school building when it collapsed, but aside from a few minor injuries all escaped.
Paducah, Ky., reports that a number of houses and sheds were unroofed and other damage was done. Several barges of ties in the harbor there and at Rockport and Joppa, Ill., were sunk.
[Tuesday, January 16, 1906 "Pawtucket Times" (Pawtucket, RI) - KT, Sub by FoFG]
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