Perry, OK Flood, May 1902

An Oklahoma Flood.

PERRY, Ok., May 22 -- Heavy rains caused the creek running through Perry to overflow its banks at 3 o'clock this morning. Several small houses were washed away before the occupants could escape. One woman, name unknown, is reported drowned. Several women and children were rescued from trees and house tops.

G. M. Cooper, a hotel proprietor, at the risk of his life, swam to a tree and rescued two women and a baby. George Ney, a cook, rescued the wife of a hotel proprietor from a house in mid-stream.

The water ran into stores, damaging stocks.

Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, NV 22 May 1902