Waco, TX Storm Flooding, May 1885

HEAVY RAIN STORM AT WACO, TEX.

FIFTEEN PERSONS SWEPT AWAY AND DROWNED.

New Orleans, May 29. -- A special to the Times-Democrat from Waco, Texas, says: A heavy rain storm prevailed in this section Wednesday night, and Waco Creek ran out of its banks and inundated hundreds of residences. Most of the people deserted their homes and fled to places of safety. T. DENNINGHOFF, with his wife and three small children, remained in their house, which was washed away, and the whole family drowned.
HOWARD LEWIS, colored, wife, sister and three children living east of the city lost their lives in the same manner. To these are to be added five others near the city. The damage to property in Waco is $30,000. The damage to crops in the county is over $250,000. Rain storms have prevailed throughout north and west Texas and the damage to crops and railroads is incalculable.

Evening Observer Dunkirk New York 1885-05-29