Clarinda, IA Lightning Strike, May 1903

KILLED BY LIGHTNING.

Struck by Bolt While Pulling Down the Window Blind.

Carinda [sic], Ia., May 25 -- During an electrical storm Friday night John Cons of this city was truck by lightning and instantly kiled [sic]. He went to a window to pull down the shade and the bolt passed through his right shouder [sic] and downward through the body. His 7-year-old son was badly shocked and it is feared will not recover. Several other occupants of the house were rendered unconscious by the shock.

Daily Iowa State Press, Iowa City, Iowa, 25 May 1903

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Electrical Storm.

Clarinda, Ia., May 23 -- During an electrical storm last night, John Coons of this city was struck by lightning and killed. His seven-year-old son was severely shocked and may not recover. Several other occupants of the house were rendered unconscious, but recovered.

Decatur Herald, Decatur, Illinois, 24 May 1903