Mohn, David-article; The Huntington Herald, Sept. 19, 1910 pg 7

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Mohn, David-article; The Huntington Herald, Sept. 19, 1910 pg 7 - David Mohn Was Sleeping Inside a Double Shell....
David Mohn Was Sleeping Inside a Double Shell. HOUSE WAGON BURNED UP Farm Hand. Who Carted Ills Home About with Him Has Thrilling Experience. Escaping death by cremation by only the slightest margin when lightning struck the barn in which he was sleeping at two Sunday morning, David Mohn was seen going about the H. C. Close farm Sunday trying to locate a hat with which to make his appearance in the city. Mr. Mohn had been employed by the owner of the farm which Is located on the Range Line road, between the cement bridge and the Wabash railroad. The place is generally known as the Jasper Brlckley farm. Mohn had been at work on the farm clearing up the corners and part of the woods and had retired for the night without taking the trouble to remove his outer garments. He made his home in a small house which was set on wheels and for the sake of better protection the house - wagon had been shoved Into the barn. When the crash came at about two o'clock he was Inside the barn and inside the house. Immediately after the lightning struck flames broke out and Mohn made a dash for safety. With him he took his suitcase, but was In too much of a hurry to atop to get a skypiece before entrusting himself to the outside elements. The barn ' and its contents we e burned to the ground. Mr. Mohn could not find shelter in the house because of previous occupancy. It is occupied by the Misses Anderson who enjoy the simple life after being in town several years. He went across the road to the house of a neighbor, Henry Warpup for sleeping quarters. The damage is slight as the barn was so old that the insurance companies refused to put any insurance on it. A straw stack near the barn caught from the blaze and was consumed, this being the biggest item in the loss. Mr. Close said last night that he had been trying to have the straw baled since threshing time but had been unable to get anybody to go to work at it. M

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  1. The Huntington Herald,
  2. 19 Sep 1910, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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  • Mohn, David-article; The Huntington Herald, Sept. 19, 1910 pg 7

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