Lucy Helen Dickens Cullom, Struck by Lightning 1898
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. From the Weldon News. Mrs, B. F. Cullom, who lives near ft -w -w -urciian -urciian springs, maae a narrow es-. es-. es-. cape from instant death one day last week. During a thunder storm lightning struck a tree, standing near the window window of the house. The. fluid divided and a portion of it ran intcu-the intcu-the intcu-the window, window, tearing the sash and casement to pieces. It passen on through the room to a door in which Mrs. Cullom was standing. The lightning passed Into her shoe, tearing the toe of the shoe off and severely burning and injuring her toes. It also passed up to her knee, making a black streak and tearing tearing a piece of skin from the knee cap. She was knocked senseless. Her granddaughter granddaughter was standing by her side. but escaped with only a slight burn on; one foot. Mr. Cullom was sitting in the halL He was so badly shocked that for some time he was speechless and unable to go to his wife's assist- assist- ance. as soon as ne recovered the shock he ran to his son's, Mr. W. M. Culiom's, and they returned and rendered what assistance was possible to Mrs. Cullom. She revived after aj: few hours and is now doing well and is considered out of danger. Mrs. CuUom ucu ijf iv years or ace unii ine. shock was quite severe for one of. her advanced age. This is the second time we have chronicled the fact of persons being1 struck by lightning without fatal fatal resuUs. !