Through Flood, Through Fire
Table of Contents

(Several chapters from Through Flood, Through Fire had to be broken into sections online, as they were too long to fit onto only one web page. - Editor of Dayton History Books Online) 

 

 

 Through Flood, Through Fire

 

by Curt Dalton
Copyright 2001

 

 

Table of Contents

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

                                                                       

INTRODUCTION           

                                                           

FLOODS IN DAYTON  PRIOR TO 1913                                     

            John W. Van Cleve, M. E. Curwen

                                                                       

THE WARNING                                                                        

            John W. Alvord             

                                               

SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER                                         

            Notes from unknown writer, John H. Patterson speaking

 

“IT WAS A TERRIBLE THING TO SEE” - Downtown Dayton

           Part One - Clemens Leo Staudt, Bertha Langstroth, Fred Boyer, Fred Patterson, Joseph B. Reichmann

           Part Two - Judge Walter D. Jones

           Part Three - Jennie Parsons

           Part Four -  Jennie Parsons, continued

           Part Five - Richard Filley, Dr. John C. Reeves, W. J. Blakeney, Rev. Dr. Cyrus J. Kephart, P. J. Hickey

           Part Six - A. J. Bard, Mrs. J. H. Smell, J. L. Wilds, Benjamin F. Hershey, H. H. Rickey, George A. F. Adrian

           Part Seven - J. Harvey Kirkbride, John H. Bell

 

“EVERYONE IS PRAYING...” - North Dayton                           

            Katherine Kennedy Brown, Mrs. O. R. Smith, John Stone, Mary Auschutz, Cincinnati Commercial Tribune

 

“I AM POSITIVE THEY ARE DEAD” - South Dayton                

          Part One - Emma Grimes, Fred F. Aring

          Part Two - Lillie H. Kilpatrick, H. W. Lindsey, Allan Long

           

“I WADED IN WATER UP TO MY NECK...” - East Dayton                      

Magalena Toht, Franklin Beirlein, E. C. Bennett,   W. G. Morrison 

 

“WE FEARED SHE WOULD DIE...” - West Dayton                           

            Orville Wright, Mrs. James Braden, Joseph Britain, Minnie Herbig, William Carver  

           

“MR. PATTERSON, LONG MAY YOU LIVE...”  - NCR           

John H. Patterson, Herbert E. S. Humbert, James B. Logan, Charles H. Large, George E. Liscomb, L. M. Lebenshuger, Fred Swinner, Grace D. Hedderich,  Theodosia E. Hoskins, J. Frank Brown, Don Allen, Captain Harry B. Kirtland

           

“DAYTON IS A MASS OF RUINS...” - Dayton rebuilds        

Part One - Clemens Leo Staudt, Daisy W. Fletcher, Eugene J. Cour, Arthur Ruhl, Orville Wright, Leah (last name unknown)

Part Two - Emma Grimes, Major Thomas L. Rhoads, Fred F. Aring

 

REPORT OF GENERAL GEORGE H. WOOD                        

            Part One - General George H. Wood

            Part Two - General George H. Wood, continued           

 

PROMISES MADE IN THE ATTIC                                        

            George B. Smith

 

APPENDIX                                                                         

            Recorded deaths in Dayton during the 1913 flood

 

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