Kansas City, KS Storm, Jun 1898

Fatal Cloudburst.

Kansas City, Kan., June 15.—A cloudburst at 11 o’clock tonight in the vicinity of Chelsea park is believed to have caused the death of at least five persons and possibly more. An artificial lake had been created in the park by the building of a dam across Jersey creek. The flood of water carried away this dam and a torrent poured over the lowlands along the creek. Half a doen{sic} houses standing near Jersey creek were carried away. Mrs. creek. Half a dozen houses standing near the creek, was drownd{sic}, being swept away with her house. Robert Koknote, his wife and their two children are missing, and are believed to have perished. Three other persons are supposed to have been drowned, but their names are unknown.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 16 Jun 1898