Loomis, IL Farmers Killed by Lightning, July 1882

Madison Courier newspaper, Madison, IN
Saturday 29 July 1882; Front Page, Column 4

Farmers Killed By Lightning

Loomis*, IL July 29 - During a terrible rainstorm last evening about 3 miles from here, two men, GEO. MILLER and HIRAM W. HARTLEY, were instantly killed by lightning.

One of the men was engaged in feeding a horse in a barn, and the other pitching hay.

*There does not seem to be a Loomis, IL on current maps.