Mexico, MO Tornado, May 1919

Tornado Wrecked Missouri Homes.

MEXICO, MO., May 15 A tornado traveling in a southeasterly direction at 6:15 o'clock tonight demolished the 2 story farm house and large barn belonging to Sam Dudley, a mile and a half southeast of Thompson, and moved the house of Tom Brinton, also near Thompson, six feet off its foundation while the family was in the building. No one was injured. The Dudley family had been warned of the approaching storm and sought refuge.

The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO 16 May 1919

--------

TORNADO WRECKS HOMES.

Farm Houses and Barns Demolished--Hail Damages Wheat.

Mexico, Mo.---A tornado traveling in a southeasterly direction at 6:15 o'clock Thursday night demolished the 2-story farm house and large barn belonging to Sam Dudley, a mile and a half southeast of Thompson, and moved the house of Tom Brinton, also near Thompson, six feet off its foundation while the family was in the building. No one was injured. The Dudley family had been warned of the approaching storm and sought refuge.

Rich Hill, Mo.,---Bates and Vernon counties were visited by destructive storms Thursday night. Excessive rains accompanied by lightning, wind and hail, swept this vicinity. A big acreage of wheat was blown down by the wind and hail beat gardens into the ground. The Osage and Marmaton rivers south of this city went out of their banks, overflowing the bottom farms adjacent. The overflow water from Mine Creek, near Worland, in the western part of Baten County, ran three feet deep over the tracks of the interstate division of the Missouri Pacific. Much anxiety is felt for the wheat, of which there is a splendid prospect for a bumper crop in Bates County.

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO 21 May 1919