April 7, 1892
Severe Wind, Rain and Hail Do Heavy Damage Over the State
(Special to the Statesman)
Tex., April 4 - During the heavy storm of Saturday Mr. L.L. Hassard, a
farmer living in the Fort Washita neighborhood, twenty-nine miles
northwest of Denison, was struck by lightning and instantly killed.
Mr. Hassard leaves a widow and two children in comfortable
circumstances. Two horses were killed by the same bolt, and a
barn and shed were lifted from their foundations and carried 100 yards
into an adjoining field.
cyclone ran in a straight path about a half mile wide. Much
damage was done to crops and many fences and small farm buildings were
levelled to the ground.
Palestine Daily Herald
22 September 1904
Tex., Sept. 20 - An attempt was made Monday morning to rape a young
lady named Rosebud Dilling. A negro, with a knife in his hand,
attacked her, but she fought him off.