Seneca, KS Six Drown In Creek, Mar 1897

SIX CHILDREN DROWNED.

A WAGON OVERTURNED IN A KANSAS CREEK - THE MOTHER SAVES HERSELF.

Seneca, Kan., March 31. - Last Sunday morning MRS. JOHN McGRATH, wife of one of our pioneer farmers, living sixteen miles northwest of here, hitched up the team, getting the children in the wagon, and started to visit a neighbor.
The stream, Pole Creek, which she had to cross, was greatly swollen by heavy local rains, but she did not think the water as high as it was. The swift current upset the load of six children and herself into the stream, and all were drowned but the mother, who managed to save herself. The six children ranged from 14 years of age down to 8 months.

The Tiller and Toiler Larned Kansas 1897-04-09