Huntsville Independent (AL)
Huntsville Independent (AL)
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Description: Two Killed by Lightning Strike Under Bridge

Date: August 27 1885

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 4

Yesterday evening during the severe rain storm which visited this section, Wesley Grayson and his mother-in-law Lucy Rountree, took shelter in the railroad bridge from the rain. They had been picking cotton across the river and had reached the Alabama side and were, as their positions indicated, setting down, ten feet from the threshold. The stroke came from the south and passed through the south side of the bridge within a foot of Wesley and three or four feet of Lucy, and passed through the northern side, splintering the structure and leaving a black mark like a powder burn in its way. The unfortunates could not have known what killed them.—Eufaula Times.

Submitted: 01/22/19

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