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INDIANOLA CASUALTIES of the 1875 STORM

The following lists are taken from THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE, Friday, September 24, 1875. There is a very descriptive account of the fury of the hurricane that took place on Thursday, but only the names have been extracted here. This edition can be found on the microfilm collection in the Local History area of the Victoria Public Library.

THE MISSING

Whites in Indianola

RECENT ADDITIONS

The following names added to this list are submitted by Linda Jacobs Looper, LLoop27@aol.com. The information about her ancestors comes from published family biographies.

DeCrow's Point

  • CHERRY, Mrs.
  • COLLINS, James.
  • DE CROW, Thomas, and wife.
  • HUMPHREY, Mr. Geo., and three children.
  • HUMPHREY, Mrs. John.

Saluria

  • BROWN, S.K., and family.
  • DE CROW, Miss Olive, who was visiting Saluria in attendance upon a sick friend.
  • DE CROW, Phut, swept away but rescued.
  • HAWES, Judge.
  • HAWES, Walker and family.
  • HILL, Mr. & Mrs., and two daughters.
  • HORTON and family.
  • KEMP and daughter.
  • NICHOLS, Henry.
  • WILKERSON and family.

Colored

  • ANDERSON, Alexander and Maria.
  • ANTOINE, Emily.
  • AUTVIDE (AUTVILLE), Emily A.
  • BATEMAN, Berry.
  • DANIELS, Charity.
  • EBLEY, Lilly.
  • GIBBS, Grant and son.
  • GRAY, infant child of Kitty GRAY.
  • GREEN, Jobe, and three children.
  • GREEN, Sarah.
  • JONES, Fannie.
  • JONES, Harriet.
  • JONES, Mrs. Phil, and child.
  • JORDAN, Charley and Harriet.
  • LEWIS, Wallace, wife and one child.
  • LOYD, Julia, and three children.
  • LUCOMB, Rev. and Mrs.
  • McDUFFY, Charity.
  • MITCHELL, Elizabeth.
  • NELSON, Rev. John, wife and three children.
  • RUTLEDGE, Henry (five years old.)
  • TURNER, Wm., and four members of his family (three saved).
  • TURNER, Wm., and wife, Sarah.
  • WALTER, Dave.
  • WILLIAMS, Ed, wife and three children.
  • WILLIAMS, Julia, and three children.
  • WILLIAMS, Mollie.
  • YOUNG, John, and wife.

Destruction of Property

  • ALEXANDER DRY GOODS STORE, was washed down towards the last.
  • ASHWORTH - residence gone
  • BARLOW, John E. - wrecked.
  • BILLUPS, Mrs. - shattered considerably.
  • BURBANK, Arthur - gone.
  • BURBANK, C., agent - Corpus Christi mail boats destroyed.
  • BURBANK, Capt. - gone.
  • CASINO CONCERT HALL - wrecked and lies a mass of ruin.
  • CATHOLIC CHURCH - wrecked, together with the other buildings attached.
  • CHURCH BUILDING - belonging to the colored people, entirely gone.
  • CONTRET, - the new concrete building belonging to Mr. CONTRET, occupied by ALEXANDER as dry goods store, was washed down towards the last.
  • COPKA - house occupied by Mrs. COPKA, shattered.
  • COURAGE, Wm. - gone.
  • COUTRET, Joseph - dwelling gone.
  • CROSSLAND, Mrs. - shattered.
  • DANE or DARE, J.H., COMMISSION, etc - destroyed.
  • DE PLANQUE'S photograph gallery - entirely gone.
  • DEISNER, F.S. GROCERY STORE - destroyed.
  • DOHME'S building, occupied by DE PLANQUE'S photograph gallery, WOODWARD and others - entirely gone.
  • DOVE, Andrew - wrecked.
  • EVERS, Ernest - two buildings gone.
  • FRENCH, Chris - wrecked.
  • GERMAN METHODIST CHURCH - gone.
  • GULF HOTEL - where this hotel stood, another buildings now stands.
  • HAULTZHEUSER - roof off.
  • HOGAN, Wm. CROCKERY BUILDING - moved southward and partially destroyed.
  • HUBBLE, Charles - livery stable gone.
  • HUCK, H.J., & CO. - nothing remains of this lumberyard.
  • IKEN'S WAREHOUSES, STOREHOUSES, etc. - are mostly swept away.
  • IKEN, Henry - gone entirely.
  • J. HOMES RESIDENCE - wrecked.
  • JOHANNES, M. - shattered.
  • KELLER, A. - wrecked.
  • LEWIS, Dr. - lost two warehouses in the rear of his drug store.
  • MARKS - on Front Street gone.
  • MARSHALL, Mrs. - shattered.
  • MASONIC HALL - gone.
  • McCREARY HOUSE - gone.
  • McCREARY, Dr. - one-half destroyed.
  • MEISSNER - badly shattered.
  • MENNEFIELD, Mrs. - several buildings entirely destroyed.
  • METHODIST CHURCH - gone
  • MITCHELL, J.E. & CO. HARDWARE - had their roof partly destroyed and the frame of the building badly wrenched.
  • POOL, Mrs. - wrecked.
  • POOLE, Thos. - wrecked.
  • PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - shattered.
  • PROCTOR, D.C. - residence ont seriously damaged, although considerably undermined.
  • REGAN, Mr. D. (B.)? DRY GOODS STORE - escaped, although the goods are more or less damaged.
  • REUSS, Dr. - shattered.
  • RUNGE, H. & CO. - roof partially off and store room totally lost.
  • SCHULTZ, W. - three buildings gone.
  • SEELIGSEN, Geo., FURNITURE - warehouse destroyed.
  • SHEPPARD, Capt. - considerably shattered.
  • SMITH, Pat - hotel gone.
  • STUBBEMAN, Mr. - lower floor gone.
  • SULLIVAN, Mr.D., - had two wareshouses carried away.
  • SWARTZ MARKET - badly shattered.
  • WARN, R.C., HARDWARE - badly shattered.
  • WESTHOFF & CO. - nothing remains of this lumberyard.
  • WILLEMAN JEWELRY - carried across the street and lower story destroyed.
  • WOODWARD, Gen. - entirely gone.

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