Canton, MS Lightning & Storn, Sept 1885
Lightnin Takes Another Life.
CANTON, Miss., Sept. 13.--Yesterday afternoon a heavy rain and wind storms, accompanied by much thunder and lightning, visiting this section, blowing down trees and fences and damaging crops. At Weathersby plantation, near here, Thomas Weathersby and three negroes took refuge in a gin house, which soon after was struck by lightning. One of the negroes, named Austin Carson, was killed, Weathersby was rendered senseless and the others were badly stunned.
Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO 14 Sept 1885