The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane Page: 457
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GALVESTON STORMI STORIES. 457
A correspondent furnishes the following account of a wellknown
" One of the saddest cases which has come to light is that of
the Jalonick brothers of Dallas. No man is better known than
IsaacJalonick, of Dallas, who was so long the secretary of the Texas
rating bureau, and he and his brothers have hosts of friends all over
the State. There were three of them, George, Ed and Isaac. The
fallily of Ed Jalonick, consisting of his wife, son and daughter,
tile children being young, came to Galveston several weeks ago
to spend the latter part of the summer on the Gulf coast. They
had taken a house on the southern part of the island, west of the
ONE OF THE SADDEST CASES.
"It was far removed from the city, and was in a section
which was so badly storm swept that not a house remains . Mr.
Jalonick came last week to take his family home,. but the bad
weather interfered and the trip home was postponed. Saturday
the storm came, and when the two brothers, George and Ike, in
Dallas, heard of the disaster they came here at once, to ascertain
the condition of their b-other and his family. They went to the
former home and buta vacant spot met their anxious search for the
house which had sheltered their loved ones. They decided to
make a search among the dead on the island, in the hope that they
could find the bodies and give them decent burial.
"For three days they were on the hunt. Mounted and
accompanied by a team, with burial boxes, they moved across the
island in every direction, examining every body they found.
During their journey'they viewed not less than 150 corpses.
NTow and again they had found him or her whom they sought.
Here it would be a piece of clothing, there a feature, and again the
form, but each time only disappointment repaid.them for the task
of love, devotion and duty they had undertaken. It was an anxious
search with hope deferred.
" They had no idea that they would be successful, but so
anxious were they to have their relatives given decent burial, so
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Lester, Paul. The great Galveston disaster, containing a full and thrilling account of the most appalling calamity of modern times including vivid descriptions of the hurricane, book, 1900~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26719/m1/515/: accessed May 1, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .