Mertens, TX Lightning Destroys Church, May 1908

Lightning Destroys Church.

Special To The News.

Mertens, Tex., May 17.---During a very hard rain and wind storm about 3 o'clock this morning, the Methodist church was struck by lightning and destroyed by fire. Valuation from $4,000 to $5,000. Insurance, $12,000.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 18 May 1908