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West Hill Cemetery
Sherman, Texas




Narcissus E. Atkins
1856 - 1896

Harvey Milton Atkins
1874 - 1896


Sherman's Black Friday
May 15, 1896
A History of the Great Sherman Tornado
by H.L. Piner

pg.IV
Mrs. Atkins' home and others here exactly in the center and were blown to atoms.


The Galveston Daily News
Sunday, May 17, 1896
pg 1

THE LIST GROWS
More Complete Details of the Sherman Tornado
DEAD AND WOUNDED
At Private Residences
List of Wounded and Injured Outside of the Hospitals
Sherman, Tex., May 16 - The following is a complete list of the wounded being cared for at private residences as it is possible to ascertain at this hour:
Mrs. N.E. Atkins, painful body bruises

ESTIMATE OF DAMAGES
Mrs. Atkins house and household effects total loss, about $2500.

The Galveston Daily News
Monday, June 1, 1896
pg. 2

Fifty-Ninth Death at Sherman
Sherman, Tex., May 31 - Mrs. N.E. Atkins died today of lock jaw, superinduced by injuried received in the tornado.  Her residence, 1102 West Center, was totally destroyed.  Her death makes the number of fatalities in the city 59, and the total number of deaths in the cyclone's path in this county 66.




West Hill Cemetery
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