Lightning Strikes 1895 -Twice in One Day near Florence Alabama



Mrs. Mattie Porter Killed by the Deadly Current – A Farm Hand Also Seriously Injured

Florence, June 28 – Lightning struck twice on the Parish farm near Florence yesterday and each time with fatal result.  The storm came up suddenly and those who were near the house hastened indoors for shelter. Mrs. MATTIE PORTER was just stepping into the front door when a blinding storm came and she was thrown prostrate. She never regained consciousness. The house was badly wrecked.

Later in the day a cherry tree on the same farm was struck, a farm hand was knocked insensible and seriously injured and a cow standing under the tree was killed. The Vernon Courier Vernon, Alabama  July 4, 1895 transcribed from microfilm by Veneta McKinney

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