Wellston, OH Lightning Strike, Jul 1897

Narrow Escape From Death.

WELLSTON, O., July 7.----Carl Day and Joseph Fearon, aged respectively 10 and 7, were leaning against a telephone pole during an electric storm, when it was struck by lightning. The boys were shocked to unconsciousness and were supposed to be dead for some minutes. Telephone wires were torn down, poles demolished, buildings shaken and everybody thrown into construction.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, In 7 Jul 1897