Wichita, KS Area Tornado, May 1923

Wichita., Kan., May 23.-- . . . When the storm struck Wichita three persons were seriously injured and a dozen bruised. . . .
Mrs. Charles Minor, 70, who lived in a small frame building near here, was not expected to live as a result of injuries she received when here home was struck by the storm. With her husband she was rescued from the twisted wreckage by neighbors. Parts of their home were scattered over a ten acre field.

The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune, Chillicothe, MO, 23 May 1923


Wichita Kan., May 24. - - Rescuers in the devastated zone west and north of Wichita, which was visited by a tornado Tuesday night brought additional injured persons today and damaged to property mounted. Hundreds of hogs and chickens were killed while incomplete reports show loss of cattle and horses.

The twister first struck at Clonnel, 20 miles southwest of Wichita on the Orient where it destroyed the Joe Saybacker and T. Kenise lumber yard, moved the catholic church from its foundation and completely wrecked the Ben Dryer home on the outskirts of the little town. Three farm houses south and southwest of the place were partially destroyed by the twister.

The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune, Chillicothe, MO, 24 May 1923