Hail Storm

Noah Tobaka of the Vermillion district was in town Monday and reports damage from the hail Sunday morning of considerable proportions. Guess he was about right as it was noticed that he bought twenty-two window lights to replace damage done by that storm. The Wamego...

Cunningham Tornado 1904

A Kansas Town Visited By A Cyclone Wichita, Kan., April 25 – Cunningham, a town of 200 population on the Wichita & Western railroad, 60 miles west of here was visited by a cyclone Saturday evening.  The roof was blown from the depot, two section houses were...

Schoolhouse Struck By Lightning

The Andrews schoolhouse, west of Salina, was struck by lightning during the storm Saturday afternoon and completely destroyed by fire.  The lightning struck the tower of the building and split it in half.  The structure burned rapidly and was in ruins in a remarkably...

Tornado Damages McPherson

A Tornado Damages McPherson A tornado passed over the east part of the city of McPherson yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, destroying three houses and injuring slightly two daughters of A. J. Brown.  After leaving McPherson the storm traveled in a...

Severy Tornado 1898

A tornado devastated a small section of country near Severy, and injured several people, J.B. Mitchell’s baby, two miles northeast of Severy, being fatally hurt.  The Phillipsburg Herald, Phillipsburg, Kansas.  May 26, 1898.  Page 3.  © Transcribed by Darren...

Cunningham Tornado 1898

A tornado recently destroyed nearly every house in Cunningham, Kingman county.  Fortunately, nobody was killed, but much stock was killed.  The Phillipsburg Herald, Phillipsburg, Kansas.  May 26, 1898.  Page 3.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council...

Child Killed By The Wind

Wamego, Kan., April 25 – A small tornado passed over a part of Wabaunsee county, eight miles southeast of here, last night.  Henry Miller’s 8-year-old son was killed, while Miller and his wife were perhaps fatally hurt.  They live three miles north of...

Strong City Tornado

A terrible cyclone recently swept through Chase County in the vicinity of Strong City.  Many houses were blown down and a great amount of property destroyed.  The residence of Milton Brown was wrecked.  Mr. Brown was killed, his wife fatally and his son, daughter, and...

Tornado at Dodge City

Dodge City, Kan. Aug. 6 – The severest storm ever known in this section struck this city after midnight last night. The wind gauge at the signal office was blown down, but good judges estimate the velocity at ninety miles per hour. The roar of the tornado was...

Severe Storm – 1873

The Burlington Patriot gives an account of a severe storm which passed over the southern part of Coffey county recently, doing considerable damage.  The same storm blew down a good deal of corn in Woodson county.  The Republican Journal, Lawrence, Kansas.  Sunday,...

12 Year Old Boy Killed By Lightning

During a storm in Sedgwick county on the 17th, Johnny Lane, 12 years old, was herding his father’s cattle, 12 miles from Wichita, and took refuge in a ravine. Strange to say, a stroke of lightning struck him and his pony dead. Their bodies were not found until...

Severe Lightning Storm

Last Thursday evening we were visited by a short but sharp storm of lightning, thunder, rain, and hail.  We have seldom, if ever, known the electricity to be so all-pervading, “arching” and disagreeably proximate.  During the storm thirteen ponies were...

Poncher Family Struck By Lightning

GUILFORD.  Serious Accident. About two weeks since the family of Mr. Poncher, son-in-law of Mr. Root, of Guilford, set out to move to Caney, with two teams, one of horse and the other of oxen. They had reached a point on their journey about fifteen miles south of Elk...