Hiawatha, KS Tornado, Apr 1911


------Malott, daughter of Otis Malott, killed on a farm near Hiawatha, Kas.

James Rosenbaum, killed by lightning at Germantown, south of Hiawatha, Kas.

------Pelton, boy 8 years old, killed in a Hiawatha schoolhouse.

The rain was unusually heavy five miles south of Hiawatha. As wires are down and roads are washed away little information about the damage there could be obtained tonight. Farmers in motor cars started in relief of the stricken district, but high water and mud forced them to give up the trip.

The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO 13 Apr 1911


At Hiawatha, a farmer doing his evening work, paid no attention to the threatening clouds, but later said the wind suddenly "dipped down," and when it had passed, his home was in ruins, his leg broken and his wife dangerously injured.

The Evening Standard, Ogden City, UT 13 Apr 1911


The dead....

_____PELTON, 8 year old boy, Hiawatha, killed by falling schoolhouse.

The injured.....

Teacher at Hiawatha school, both legs broken.

Father-in-law of John Meredith, Hiawatha.

Three scholars in Hiawatha school, more or less seriously.

The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX 13 Apr 1911