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1892 Tornado in Old Greer County at Aaron, present day Jackson County


 Full List of the Killed and Wounded.

QUANAH, Tex., May 17 [1892].--Further details have just been received of the tornado or cyclone that visited Greer on Saturday night last. On Sunday morning, a committee of citizens consisting of C. H. Harwell, Charles Goldberg, J. R. Sanders and P. L. Callahan
left for the scene of disaster, taking with them three wagon-loads of flour, meat and other provisions, which our merchants and citizens willingly donated to their relief. Drs. Grace and Radford also started later in the day, so as to be able to render any medical services needed.

The following is a list received from the committee so far of those killed and wounded and the damage done:
Monroe Honea, house totally destroyed.
P. Bryant, house total wreck.
R. E. Gowing, killed, together with a little five weeks old babe. Wife and three other children seriously injured.
R. E. Saterfield, house a perfect wreck, but no one injured.
George North, a portion of residence destroyed.
Lee Landers, house blown away.
J. D. Williams, house torn to atoms.
W. W. Lee, house blown several feet off foundation, granary and storehouse totally destroyed.
T. J. Wilson, granary blown away, fine stallion killed and eight other horses badly injured.
T. S. Tiger, house destroyed and family of six all injured, the eldest boy not expected to live.
R. G. Lawson, house destroyed.
J. H. Lee, house destroyed and Mrs. Lee injured, not seriously.
Mr. Parker, house moved 100 yards off foundation.
Walter Honea, house blown down.
W. E. Cantel, house and granary a perfect wreck.
W. F. Dodson, house a perfect wreck.
H. B. Cartlet, house totally destroyed.
J. E. Lawson, house blown away and Mrs. Lawson slightly injured.
G. L. Parsons, house destroyed.

Dr. Ford and son, both dead, and house a total wreck.
Two young men by the name of Goslin were in a half dug-out when the wind struck them. The dug-out and its entire contents were blown out of existence, leaving nothing but a hole in the ground. Remarkable to say, neither of the occupants were hurt seriously.

All this occurred in the neighborhood of Aaron.
In the Frazier neighborhood, not so much damage was done. The schoolhouse was blown from its foundation and the residence of Mr. Wright, the blacksmith, destroyed, and several of the family seriously injured.

The people in the neighborhood say it is the first storm of the kind that ever visited this section. They say the tornado, cyclone or whatever it was, had a forked appearance and took everything in its path. -

May 17, 1892, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
Thanks to Jim Wheat