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Description: Cyclone in West VirginiaDate: September 8 1890
Newspaper published in: Buffalo, NY
Page/Column: Page ?, Column 2
CYCLONE IN WEST VIRGINIA
Four Persons Reported Fatally Injured—Many Cattle Killed
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Sept. 8.— A report of a terrible cyclone reached here late Saturday night from Roanes and Jackson counties. The storm passed near Leroy and Meadowville in Jackson County, going in a northeasterly direction. It struck the earth near the farm of W. H. Davis, near Leroy, and swept away everything in its path. Hay stacks, fences, crops and timber were flattened out or destroyed. A number of cattle were picked up and carried several hundred yards and crushed to death.
On the Adams place barns, cattle and outbuildings were carried away. At George Boggs’ farm, sheep barns with a large flock of sheep and his granaries were carried away. Not a living thing was left in the path of the storm.
From the Boggs’ place the cyclone dropped again and carried away the dwelling of farmer Kebauch, not leaving a stick of timber. There were nine people in the house— Kebauch, his wife, two children and five others—all of whom were terribly injured, four reported fatally. The cyclone and cloud burst was the most destructive and fatal that has struck this section for many years.