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KILLED AT BUFFALO HART TORNADO THAT HIT CORNLAND News :.qc'n From Other .eper Clippings  clippings from various .,,'ePers have this to say L 1. tornado that killed 6 : area and two at Buffalo Ummen Hand Providence seemed to here or there so were saved. Hen- Stepped out to close the of his store, and saw give way. He stepped near him. He Frank McCue and Clark Gaffney injured as they were the wreckage and out. barber, was out of at the time and prob- death. Curt Arney were standing in garage and found Hart, injured back and right leg.  Neieo 41, Buf-: falo Hart, injured right hip and severe scalp injury. Everett Eugeue Hardy, 6 weeks old, Buffalo Hart, internal injur- ies and about head. Clark Cffney, 40, Williams- ville, crushed chest. Others taken to hospital: Lewis Ramthum, 22 Cornland, lacerated scalp. Mrs. Belle McWhorter, 35, Buf- falo Hart injured right eye and left leg. Eli Nelson, 51, Buffalo Hart bruised shoulder and scalp lac- eration. George McWhorter, 45, Buffalo Hart, right shoulder fractured. Elizabeth Anderson, 16, Chest- nut, laceration of scalp. Mrs. Zepha McIntyre, 36, Corn- land, bruised abdomen. Orval McIntyre, 4, cut, bruised. Lewis Hardy, 47, Buffalo Hart, fractured left ankle. Clarence Leroy Hardy, 2, Btff- --SIL.TENNIAL EDITION (TImoa.News, Mr. PulaskL HI.) THURSDAY, JULY 15, in the battery light plant. Mrs. says something tell her to walk across corner of the room did, a large stove fell she had been stand- Smith brought Mrs. the kitchen and then on the porch. Being probably saved their of the Storm SOme other remark- that showed up. east of Cornland, a driven through a tree. tiles from the State passed through Mary C. Lan- into the base. burr was driven of a tree in another of C. F. Lanham, corn crib were picked away but a new car was left standing At Lan- quill was driven At the Miss Anna the brush end of Was driven into the Uldn't be pulled out. nham's cat, "Smok- as blown into the top and caught under a in Field Cornland where spread death and leveled a dozen i while the pupils school south serious in- pupils were scat- into adjoining Only three had minor farm homes that in the Lake Fork of Bill Bryson, Hugh Flynn, and A. C. Buckles. &T BUFFALO. HART also struck Buffalo same time it hit Charles Crab- road employe, and 5, son of Mr. Hardy, were kill- in the town the huge grain ele- OVer, two box cars side and many lf Tm/n direction of Adj. E. Black, a special run over the Illi. Springfield to Cornland. The With a corps of from St. left the city at 6 run to the train in- Pilgrim, Hartman Obeamp, Jansen and Wirt; and C. Owen, Robert H. McNa. Aschauer, of the state falo Hart, bruises and cuts. Willard McWhorter, 16, Buffalo Hart, fractured left arm. Margaret Erlenbush, 10, Lake Fork, injured right leg. Fork, Lawrence French, 12, Mount Pulaski, injured leg. James McWhorter, 4, Buffalo Hart, head and shoulder injury. Three persons were taken to the Springfield hospital: Francis McVicker, 15, Chestnut, Car Riedle Corner (Aug. 24, 1950) Death failed to take a holiday Friday morning about 9 o'clock when it took the lives of five persons bound for the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The hol- iday ended f two men, a wo- man, a boy, and a girl, at the Riedle corner, when the Mercury ear they were traveling in, crash- ed into the rear of a farm stock trucks belonging to Claude Lit- terly, residing southwest of Mr. Pulaski. Killed instantly were: Bary Franklin, 65, of Clay City, and his son Wendell, 36, of Deland, driver of the car. Joyce Rita Weid- ner, 14, of Clay City, niece of the elder Franklin, and Mrs. Margar- et Ellen Back, 23, of Deland formerly of Olney, both died en- route to a Lincoln hospital in the Schahl ambulance. Keith Frank- lin, 13, son of Wendell Franklin lived until 4:45 that afternoon when he died of injuries, at the St. Clara's hospital. Roscoe Ealey, 46, driver of the Litterly truck, escaped uninjured, but the two horses he was trans- porting, were so badly injured th/t one of them died shortly aft- er the accident and other had to be killed. In Africa, some of the native tribes practice the strange cus- tom of beating the ground with clubs and uttering wild, blood- lacerated scalp. t, ..... a''n 16 Chestnut I curdling yells. Anthropologists nynis. 1:,., , ' J call this a form of primitive self- rlgnt leg in] . " " w La Eme - 18 Mama had expressln" In America, e call uren IT, , , l ------ bruised right knee. lit GOLF. TORNADO OF 1883 PLAYED HAVOC WITH HOMES IN LAKE FORK AREA ing to William Uhle and D. H. Sims, were destroyed. The resi- dence of Clarence Emery, Charles Lennons, Richard Hoover, Joseph Woodey and Erastus Nice were lifted from their foundations and in most cases demolished. The residences of Andrew Bauman, George Hanselman, John Keagle, Henry Maxheimer, James Ma- thews and Conrad Storks, were One Family Carried By Wind, Deposited In Top of Tree In April, May and June, of 1883, there were a number of lines of tornadoes developed in different sections of the West. One of these lines passed thru Logan county. Southeastern Logan county was in the track of one of the storms, which in its severity and result-i ing damage and loss of life, was the most disastrous storm that Logan county ever experienced in its history. Near Lake Fork, the storm struck the house of Thomas Chandler, completely wrecking it and hurling its inmates out into the fury of the storm. Mrs. Chandler, who was an invalid, died the same night from the effects of the storm. An infant child Was carried three miles a- way from the house, where it was subsequently found dead. The house of Ben Keck was also destroyed, being carried en- tirely away, Miss Anna Lanham having her skull fractured. Hamilton Copeland's house was unroofed and the cornice of the building carried a distance of five miles. John D. Copeland's barn was wrecked and 5 vehicles de- molished and blown away. The Muldoon bridge at Lake Fork was destroyed, the fury of the storm being evidenced by the fact that the mudsills of the bridge, which were three feet underground, were pulled up with the rest of the structure. The house of Peter Shaver, a- cross the Lake Fork and near the Illiopolis bridge, was abso- lutely destroyed, not a timber be- ing left. Mr. and Mrs. Shaver and infant child were carried into the air and deposited unhurt, in the branches of a tree. Isaac Jeslyn's house was also destroyed, Mrs. Joslyn being ser- iously injured. In this vicinity, orchards were mowed down like weeds, and many buildings were leveled, livestock killed and ve- hicles and implements blown to pieces and the fragments scatter- ed about the country. From Lake Fork, the storm moved up to the "section of the county near Latharn, where an incalculable amount of damage condition at was done, but no lives lost. The were: residence of D. Gordon was blown 4t, Bu to "More Storm Disaster Pictures In Cornland Tornado of 1927 among those unroofed and dam- aged. The barns of William Waddell, F. D. Belknap, Fred Fuhrers and very many others were blown a- way. The damage throughout this section of the county was very general, as hardly a farm place, in the track of the storm, escaped great damage. POORDO SCHOOL (later Oakland school), also destroyed in Corn. land tornado in 1927. ilmmD.. HUGH FLYNN COUNTRY HOME southeast of Cornland which was wrecked by the devastating Cornland tornado in 1927. BILLY HOLMES FARM HOME which was destroyed in Cornland tornado of 1927, southwest of here. CRILAND HOME IN CORNLAND V/RECKED BY TORNADO 1961 HEAVY DAMAGE was done to the Carl Criland 1927 tornado that took six lives in Logan County ++ in the northwest of in the lives at Buffalo Hart in