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Iria Johnson
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1916
Death: Apr. 28, 1936

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Dallas Morning News. April 29, 1936. Tornadic winds slashed through Southeast Texas Tuesday killing four persons and injuring at least a dozen others during a driving rainstorm which soaked most of the State. Freakish twisters took the lives of two Negroes on the Simms ranch, six miles northwest of Rockdale, and two others in Eastern Wharton County. . . . The body of a negro woman named Sullivan was found in the splintered ruins of her home on the Simms ranch. In a near-by field was sprawled the battered body of her son. . . .
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New York Times. April 29, 1936. Rains Valued at Millions Help the Prospects for Crops. Dallas, Texas, April 28. -- Tornadic winds slashed through Southwest Texas today, killing four persons and injuring at least twelve as much-needed rains soaked most of the State, the "dust-bowl" area of Oklahoma and Southern Louisiana. As farmers and stockmen valued the rain at millions of dollars, twisters hit Eastern Wharton County and a ranch six miles northwest of Rockdale, Texas, killing four Negroes. Considerable damage was done in the affected areas. . . .
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Iria Johnson
Death Date: 28 Apr 1936
Death Place: Precinct No. 4, Milam Co., Texas
Gender: Male
Race: Colored
Death Age: 20 years 4 months
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1916
Birthplace: Milam Co., Texas
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Hallie Johnson
Father's Birthplace: Fayette, Co., Texas
Mother's Name: Annie More
Mother's Birthplace: Robertson, Co., Texas
Occupation: Farming
Place of Residence: R3 Box 38, Rockdale, Texas
Cemetery: Tracey Cemetery
Burial Date: 30 Apr 1936
Cause of Death: Death caused from wounds in Tornado
Informant: Dee Sullivan, R3 Box 38, Rockdale
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  Annie Moor (1874 - 1936)
Tracy Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Apr 29, 2011
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