Henderson, IN Lightning Strike, May 1885


Henderson, Ind., May 29. -- A telegram received at Evansville from Henderson, ten miles below here, says that a heavy cloud passed over that city. A bolt of lightning struck the bridge near Pier No. 5, on which a squad of seven men were at work. ZACK MOORE, of Chicago, and GEORGE T. WOOD, were shocked. MURPHY and FITZGERALD were only slightly shocked, but MOORE and WOOD were so severely hurt that no hopes were entertained for their recovery. MRS. HANNAH MANION was prostrated by the bolt and is now in a critical condition.

Evening Observer Dunkirk New York 1885-05-29