Beaver Dam, MN Electrocuted by Street Lamp, Mar 1907

TOUCHES LAMP CHAIN AND IS ELECTROCUTED

BEAVER DAM, Wis., March 15.---Taking hold of a chain attached to an arc street lamp, George Walsh, 29 years old, was electrocuted. Walsh was going home, and noticing that two arc lights at a street corner were not burning, he seized the chain of one of them and gave it a shake, which started the light. Going to the other lamp, he attempted the same thing, but received a shock which instantly killed him. He leaves a wife and four children.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 16 Mar 1907