My cousin was living in Peggs, OK & some kids & grandkids still live there. I lived with them for a while therefore I lived there too. I’ve found every cemetery I could find, including some out in the middle of no-where, to post on Find A Grave. Some of our LeForce relatives are buried in a nearby cemetery. Evidently some distant in-laws were too.
There were several in a row & they all said died 5/2/1920. But not only this family…several families said died 5/2/1920. What’s up with that? Well on 5/2/1920 a tornado wiped most of Peggs OK completely off the map.
It killed at least 50 people – many of them entire families as previously stated. It killed the only doctor in town. I think of these they only recovered 43 bodies? It injured over 150 people. And it completely destroyed most of the buildings, homes & farms.
My LeForce’s are distantly related to the Wilkerson family, of which the father, a few children from his first wife who was already deceased & all the children from his second wife including their infant were killed. His 2nd wife & some of the children from the first wife survived.
To learn more & see a list of the dead & the survivors you can go here:
This site claims 71 were killed.
I’m sure there’s several more sites…these were the first that pop up on Google.