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Huntsville Weekly Mercury (AL)
Huntsville Weekly Mercury (AL)
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Description: Lightning Deals Death - Three Killed at Church

Date: August 5 1903

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 5

Many Killed and Injured in Church Near Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Va., July 31.—Thursday afternoon three persons were killed and more than a score injured by lightning at New Hope church, Appomattox county. The dead:
Paul Gowen,
Charles Austin,
Aubrey Wingfield.
Among the more seriously injured are:
Eugene Turner, Nathaniel Morris, Tom Coleman, Napoleon Patterson.
A meeting of the James River Baptist association was in progress and a large number of men took refuge under an awning near the building when the storm came up. Lightning struck a tree in front of the awning, causing the disaster and throwing the great crowed on the grounds into a panic.

Submitted: 03/10/20

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