Council Grove, KS Flood, May 1903


Terrible Flood Visits Council Grove, Kas.

Council Grove, Kas., May 29. – The loss by flood in Morris County is estimated at $1,000,000. Four persons were drowned here last night, Edward Clements perished while endeavoring to save his daughter. Ralph Phillips, while trying to rescue a little girl named Woods, was drowned with her. A baby was found dead in the Missouri Pacific yards.

Slacking lime set fire to the M.R. Smith lumber yard, which burned, together with the Farmers and Drovers’ bank, the Indicator Store and Robbins’ drug store, the total loss being $50,000. The big Main street bridge over the Neosho river went down. All the business houses were flooded.

Miles of Missouri Pacific and “Katy” tracks were washed out. More than 100 houses are under water and twenty have floated away.

Morning World-Herald, Omaha, NE 30 May 1903


Ralph Phillips

Ralph Phillips was my Grand Uncle is brother Randall is my Paternal Grandfather. I am looking to connect with anyone who may be able to supply our family with more information.

Thank you