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 - WOMAN KILLED BY LIGHTING. Mrs. Annie Altemos...
WOMAN KILLED BY LIGHTING. Mrs. Annie Altemos Met Instant Dealt] in-Satortay's Stonn, WALKED BY A WIRE CLOTHES LINE, lieutenants man" the register will to' the backing, Three. Men Thrown Over nti. protected and T)anyerfnix JKm- bankment Alony the Itvadttide-- Other Jfirihapfi in Thin Yu-inity. Mrs. Annie Altemus, wife of the I F. D. Altemus, of Strongstown, was I killed by lightning during the i last Saturday evening. The storm suddenly burst over section with great fury. Mrs. Alee mus was at work in an out-kitchen separated a short distance from house. When the storm broke she started to the house to close the dows. On the way as she was under a wire clothes line, a livid of lightning was seen;at the same Mrs. Altemus threw up her hands sank to the ground. The lightning had struck a large walnut tree to which the clothes-line was attached, and running along line came in contact with the person of the unfortunate woman. The body was found by Her son Nelson, who, receiving no answer when he called, hurried off to alarm the neighbors without trying to resuscitate her. Dr. Shultz was soon on the scene but Mrs. Altemus was beyond medical aid. He thought the current had attracted from the line by the wet clothes of the victim. The deceased leaves a family of children, five sons and a daughter. Her husband died about five years ago. Funeral sevices were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hunt" on Monday afternoon at 2, in the Strongstown Methodist church. Interment was made at Pineland cemetery. i 1

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 09 Aug 1899, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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