Pana, IL Storm, Aug 1907

Deadly Work by Lightning.

Pana, Ills., August 7. -- A heavy thunder storm swept over this section last night, and lightning killed FRANK HENDERSON and PECK ROBERTS. Three men in a wagon were knocked senseless by lightning. Two homes were destroyed at Tower Hill, and at Nakomis the Catholic church was almost demolished. A section of the Big Four tracks was washed out.

The Atlanta Constitution Georgia 1907-08-08

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Pana, IL Storm, Aug 1907

Pana, Ill., Aug. 7. -- A heavy thunderstorm swept over this section last night, and lightning killed Frank Henderson and Peck Roberts. Three men in a wagon were knocked senseless by a bold of lightning. Two homes ere destroyed at Tower Hill, and at Nokomis the Catholic church was almost demolished. Great damage was done to crops by hail. A section of the Big Four Railway tracks was washed out completely.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 8 Aug 1907

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At Pana, Ill., lightning killed Frank Henderson and Frank McMullen. Property valued at $50,000 was destroyed. Corn was stripped by the heavy hail, barns burned, and hay stacks thrown over the fields.

The Nashua Reporter, Nashua, IA 8 Aug 1907