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Denison Disasters


 
 
Black Friday Tornado, May 15, 1896

Dallas Morning News
18 May 1896
The tornado which swept Grayson County was the most destructive and fatal of its kind in the history of Texas....
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Denison, TX Fire, Jun 1880 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in Tragedy ...

Jan 13, 2011 ... Denison, TX Fire, Jun 1880 Denison. Four Frame Buildings Destroyed by Fire. ( Special Telegram to the News.) read more 

 

Denison, TX Train Wreck, Nov 1891 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in ...

Nov 30, 2007 ... DENISON DOINGS. A Disastrous Wreck but No Lives Lost - A Singular Case. read more 
 

Denison, TX Tornado, Jul 1901 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in ...

Feb 26, 2009 ... They Prayed For A Rain And Got a Small-Sized Tornado at Denison, Texas. The Crops Were Saved, but the Church Destroyed. (Special to the read more 

 

Denison, TX Train Accident, May 1902 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy ...

Jun 13, 2011 ... IDENTIFIED THE MANGLED BODY. Man Run Over by a Train Near Denison Was from Tennessee. Special to The Newsread more 

 

Denison, TX Train Wreck, Jun 1907 | GenDisasters ... Genealogy in ...

Nov 6, 2010 ... TRAINMEN INJURED. Engineer and Fireman Hurt in Collision with Boxcar. Special to The News  read more 

 

Whitewright, TX area Tornado, Apr 1919

Special to The News.  read more 

Denison, TX Toddler Drowns in Can of Lard, Mar 1908 - GenDisasters!

Nov 12, 2011 ... DROWNS IN LARD CAN Babe of Denison Stumbles and Falls Into Water. Special to the Telegram read more 

 

Denison, TX Lights Cigarette at Gas Station, Jun 1925 - GenDisasters!

Jul 7, 2008 ... Man Is Burned When He Lights Cigarette at Filling Station Special to The News read more 

Van Alstyne, TX Fire, Apr 1884

Fire at Van Alstyne
(Special to The News)  read more 

Sherman, TX Fire, Jun 1886

A Death-Dealing Fire.
Tragic Result of a Sherman Blaze-Other Fires.
Special to The News.  read more 

Sherman, TX Courthouse Square Fire, May 1886

The Fire Record.
At Sherman, Tex.  read more 

Sherman, TX Train Accident, Jun 1924

GEORGE DRAKE, SHERMAN, KILLED BY TRAIN, BURIED.

Special to The News.  read more 

Sherman, TX Grayson County Courthouse Burned by Mob, May 1930

Negro, Locked in Vault, Cremated by Sherman Mob, Courthouse Burned, Troops Pushed Back by Lynchers.
Victim, Charged With Assaulting White Woman, Locked in Vault, Roasted to Death.  read more 

Sherman, Tx., Plane Crash, May 1934

Sherman, Tx., Plane Crash, May 1934
Dallas Student Pilot Killed Near Sherman  read more 

Denison, TX House Fire, Jul 1900

Fire at Denison.
Residence and its contents were destroyed  read more 

Sherman, TX Tornado, May 1896

Sherman TX Cemetery Marker.JPG

On May 15, 1896, a tornado measuring F5 on the Fujita scale struck Sherman. The tornado had a damage path 400 yards (370 m) wide and 28 miles (45 km) long, killing 73 people and injuring 200.  read more 

Georgetown, TX House Fire, Nov 1927

Georgetown Home Burns
Special to The News.

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Nov. 24.--Wednesday the residence of R. Y. Secrest was destroyed by a fire. The building was occupied by Grady Rogers and family.  read more 

Sherman, TX Firetruck Wreck, Nov 1927

Trucks Collide, Fireman Killed
Two Others Hurt in Crash and One Injured by Flames.
Special to The News.  read more 

Bells, TX Train Derailment, Jan 1918

Railroad Depot at Bells, TX a few years before the wreck, photo from familyoldphotos.com

TWO KILLED, OTHERS INJURED, WHEN KATY TRAIN IS DITCHED.
Special to The News.  read more 

Sherman, TX Ashmore Barber & Beauty Supply Store Fire, Apr 1936

Whole Sherman Band Plays While Flames Threaten Building.
Special to The News.  read more 

Sherman, TX Barn Fire, Dec 1893

BARN AND CONTENTS
Sherman, Tex., Dec. 28.---A barn belonging to Rev. J. M. Brinkely in Sherman burned to-night with several hundred dollars worth of feed.  read more 

Sherman, TX Carpenter Injured Working on New Depot, Jan 1910

Ed Thompson Injured.
Special to The News.  read more 

Whitewright, TX Fire In Business District, June 1911

Ruins Of Whitewright

MANY HOUSES DESTROYED.
FIRE WIPES OUT BUSINESS DISTRICT OF WHITEWRIGHT, TEXAS -- LOSS $300,000.  read more 

Sherman, TX Cotton Compress Co. Fire, Dec 1903

SHERMAN'S BIG BLAZE
PLANT OF SHERMAN COMPRESS COMPANY IS TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FLAMES.
MUCH COTTON IS DAMAGED  read more 

Whitewright, TX House Fire, Oct 1912

Whitewright Residence Destroyed.
Special To The News.  read more 

Southmayed, TX Tornado, May 1893

Damage at Southmayed  read more 

Sherman, TX Lightning Strike, Apr 1927

Lightning Strikes Sherman Home.  read more 

Denison, TX Automobile Accident, 11 November 1944
"Denison's Black Tuesday"  read more 

 



 
 

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