The following is a partial list of victims of the 1902 Goliad Storm that were posted on various state newspapers. I combined several lists so there may be duplications. If anyone has any additional names I would very much appreciate them.
The 1902 Goliad Storm (tornado) killed more people than any tornado in Texas history. (The 1953 Waco tornado tied the Goliad Storm in number of deaths.) The official death count of the Goliad Storm was 114 lives lost although eyewitnesses later stated that as many as 385 eventually died.
Agerstein, Alvin child
Agerstein, Joel child
Agerstein, Marvin 17
Agerstein, Ruby child
Augerstein, two children
Augustine, two children
Casey, Maud 18
Casey, Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Casey, Mrs. and Maud Casey
Dially, S. W.
Harbison, Mrs. And little boy
Harbison, Mrs. Mary 45
Harbison, Reginald, Boy
Harring, P. Sr.
Heard, Mr. and Mrs. William and three children
Hoard, Mr. and Mrs. Bill and three children
Hord, Miss Myra 17
Hord, Susie 20
Infant 3 weeks old
Johnson, Mrs. Aged 60
Johnson, Mrs. Mattie 60
Lott, Pinkie daughter of William Lott
Lott, Pinkie W. aged 2 years
Maddox, Alice 17
Maddox, Ruby 3
Maddox, Ruby and child
Newcomb, Mr., wife and child
Pope, Margaret Age 8
Pope, Marguerite 4
Purl, Mrs. and two children, Maud and Alice
Purt, Mrs. J. G. 50
Savage, Joe and child, Farimette, Tex.
Savage, Joseph 8
Savage, Joseph and two children
Savage, V. R.
Smith, Mr. of Rockport who was visiting his daughter
Smith, Mrs., Rockport, Tex.
Stapple, Mrs. And three children
Stople, Mrs. J. J. 50
Stople, Owen 9
Stople, Sidney 18
Stopple, Mrs. And children except one
(the newspapers reported that “the remainder of the dead are negroes”)
The following are listed as critically injured and not expected to live:
Whites Fatally Hurt
Augerstein, John head hurt
Augerstein, Mrs. Irene skull fractured
Chilton, Mrs. L. W. internally
Goode, Mrs. Callie head
Harbison, Miss Mary back and head wrenched
Haring, Miss Jennie spine
Haring, Mrs. P. P. head
Heinmann, J. B. internal
Heinmann, Mrs. J. B. skull fractured
Lott, Angie severely crushed
Maddux, Mrs. W. H. body crushed
Mathis, B. S. internal and head
Mathis, Miss Claud head injured
Newcomb, Irene hurt about legs
Newcomb, R. D. legs hurt
Pope, G. E. head
Purl, W. J. skull crushed
Savage, Mrs. Kate spinal injuries
Vondohlen, Leonard aged 4
The following obituary was posted on the internet:
MADDOX - MATHIS
More Goliad Victims
San Antonia, Tex., May 31--Two more Goliad storm victims succumbed to their injuries today. Mrs. W. H. Maddox, the last of the Maddox family and Miss Rubins Mathis, the fourth in the Mathis family, died this morning from lockjaw caused by their injuries. Of the Mathis family, the only member left is Mrs. Mathis. Several negroes are suffering with lockjaw and will die. [Source: The Fort Worth Register, June 1, 1902 - Submitted by Christina Anthony]
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