March 19, 1894
At Jacksonville, Tex.
Information submitted by Bunny Freeman
Jacksonville, March 18 -- (Special.) -- At 12
o'clock last night a cyclone, coming from the
southwest, struck James Ewiugs' place, one mile
and a half west of town. The residence was
occupied by J. G. Morgan, wife and two children.
The house and all its surroundings were torn
completely asunder and scattered for 200 yards in
different directions, and all the family escaped
unhurt, except a few slight bruises. It was only
about seventy-five yards wide and about 300
yards in length at this particular place, but it
slipped down again about one mile northeast,
completely demolishing another house, occupied
by a negro family named Bill Jones; also a Mr.
White's barn and several other outhouses. So far
no one has been killed, though several were
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