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C. D. Cabler
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- Wanda M.
 Added: Mar. 24, 2013

- Dragon
 Added: Jan. 14, 2013
Remembrances of my Uncle Robert Coley Scott about the Zephyr Cyclone: "On Saturday, May 29th, 1909, it was a hot sultry day. On up into the evening and night, somewhere along about midnight it began lightening. It grew worse in the southwest and later on we could see the reflection of a fire toward Zephyr. Papa remarked that it may be Hans Cobbs Lumber Yard on fire. Perhaps it had been hit by lightening. Now you may wonder how come we were awake in the wee hours of the morning. We were trying to sleep on the gallery and in the yard. It was too hot to sleep in the house. Along about day light Sunday morning Uncle David Scott called us from Brownwood that reports were that Zephyr had been hit by a cyclone (tornado) and asked Papa to saddle a horse and go to Zephyr. That the Santa Fe was running a work train down there soon and that he would meet him there. That reports were that Uncle Dee Cabler's family had been killed. The report was partly correct. Zephyr had been completely wiped out by a tornado. There were 31 or 32 killed and over seventy injured. Uncle Dee Cabler, his son Thad, Thad's wife, Ida, and their two children were among those dead. Aunt Laura and their daughter Emma were badly injured and were not expected to live. Both eventually recovered. Their home had been completely destroyed. Thad and Ida lived in Brownwood. Thad being County Clerk and they had gone to Zephyr on Saturday to visit Uncle Dee and Aunt Laura. The first visit they had made since their baby had been born. Apparently Ida was holding the baby to her breast when the tornado hit and a 2 x 4 had been driven through their bodies. The 2 x 4 was sawed off in front and in the back. Ida and baby were buried pinned together. Some things make such impressions in the mind that one can never forget. The details of conditions in Zephyr are as clear in my mind now as when it happened."
- Marie Walker
 Added: Sep. 7, 2009
- MB
 Added: Jun. 22, 2003

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