Pueblo, CO Girls Drown In Cloudburst, June 1921


Farms Damaged in Pueblo County by Downpour; Families Driven to High Spots.

By Associated Press
Pueblo, Colo., June 3 -- EDNA GRAY, aged 11 years, and MARJORIE GRAY, aged 3, children of MR. and MRS. ROBERT GRAY of this city were drowned early today in a flood following a cloudburst.
Dry creek near where the family resided became a raging torrent and water entered the GRAY home to a depth of several feet. MR. and MRS. GRAY sought a place of safety with their six children. The father had little MARJORIE by the hand and EDNA was walking near him. A wall of water came down the creek and swept the little girl from his grasp. The other child also vanished in the water. Both bodies were recovered several hours later.
Several families living in the same vicinity suffered losses to property during the storm. Portions of houses were washed away and several families were marooned four hours.
Cloudbursts west of the city caused considerable damage thruout Pueblo county early this morning. The Arkansas river rose rapidly and swept over farms in low sections destroying crops and flooding many homes. Some families sought safety on high ground.

The Fort Collins Courier Colorado 1921-06-03