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The Standard
Ogden, Utah
Saturday, September 22, 1894

A Destructive Cyclone

Mason City, Iowa, Sept. 22 - A destructive cyclone passed through the north part of this county last night. Two persons are known to be killed. Mr. and Mrs. Haddon and a little child were blown half a mile and fatally injured. The cyclone passed on to the northwest with Mably and Plymouth in its track.

Four Killed, Five Wounded.

Mason City, Ia., Sept. 22 - At 9 o'clock last night a terrible cyclone at North Cerro Gordo destroyed eight farm houses laying everything flat. The dead are: Ellery McKercher, John Patterson, D.T. Haddow, Mrs. D.T. Haddow. Fatally wounded: Miss Maggie Baker, Harold McKercher, Alice McKercher, Miss Edith Bently, James O'Neill, Sr.

Transcription by C.J.L., May of 2004



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