1909 Twister Strikes Near Mineola

CYCLONE WRECKS FARM PROPERTY

Twister Strikes Near Mineola in East Texas.

Special to the Star and Telegram.

Mineola, Texas, Jan. 5 — A cyclone passed north of Mineola late yesterday. It formed three miles west of town, took a northeasterly course, plowed a path four miles, then disappeared. L. C. Johnson’s barn was destroyed. Mrs. H. E. Bryant’s house was blown away. J. E. Burkhead’s home was completely wrecked. His family took refuge in a n nearby ditch and was saved.  No fatalities occurred. The storm’s path was forty yards wide, and was visible to Mineola Citizens.  – Fort Worth (Tx) Star-Telegram, Page 1, Tuesday, January 5, 1909 

 

Query: Bryant

Jerry Byron BRYANT posted the following query as a comment on the JARRELL posting. It was moved here so that maybe more would see it.

Looking for any information (ancesters or decendents) of William Byron BRYANT, b. 1878, Decatur Co., GA, d, 11 March, 1955, Yantis, Wood Co., TX. He owned a general store in Yantis.

You can contact Jerry at jerrybryant@live.com

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