1916 Tornado Kills 1, Injures Several Near Alto

Cyclone in Richland Parish Sat, Dec 9, 1916 – Page 6 · The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana)

Thursday night a cyclone pasted 1 through the fourth ward of Richland , parish, killing at least one person, Injuring a number of others, and damaging considerable property, Jeff Davis, a colored tenant on the McDonald place, was killed and his wife and child injured when the house in I which they lived was blown down. Several persons were injured and a number of houses blown down in the Brown neighborhood near Alto. The path of the cyclone proper was not over a hundred yards wide, but the electrical storm and high wind extended over the entire parish.

Cyclone in Richland Parish Sat, Dec 9, 1916 – Page 6 · The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, Ouachita, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com

Wiley Landers, Hattie Boies Landers, Injured in storm. Sat, Dec 9, 1916 – Page 1 · The Times (Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States of America) ·

A terrible electrical and rain storm, followed by a hurricane, passed northwest of Mangham. La., last night, causing one death and serious injury to perhaps a dozen. Jeff Davis, a negro, was instantly killed, three of his family injured and their house demolished. Wiley Landers, a prominent white farmer, his wife and son, were injured. Ham Brown, a white man is reported to have had both legs broken. Other houses have been wrecked, and much damage done to property and valuable timber is reported.

Wiley Landers, Hattie Boies Landers, injured in storm. Sat, Dec 9, 1916 – Page 1 · The Times (Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com

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