Galveston Texas Hurricane

This page was created August 4, 2009

The city of Galveston was considered to be "the" place to be in 1900. One of the more affluent towns in the west at the time. During the census of 1900 taken in June there were over 37,000 persons listed. I have looked at this census and there were people from everywhere and many born in Indiana. I know that many of our ancestors went out west to settle in various locations. I know that some of mine went to Texas. On September 8, 1900 when the hurricane hit over 6,000 persons were killed including 90 children from the orphanage. That is a lot of people. With the high numbers of fatalities, it wouldn't hurt anyone to view the 1900 census of Galveston and if your ancestors were listed there and you later loose track of them, then this could explain a lot.Just in case anyone is interested, I found a website containing names of persons who died in the Hurricane in Galveston in 1906.

Hurricane Casualties

Disaster Page