Barber County Kansas

Medicine Lodge Cresset, July 1, 1892.


On last Sunday evening James Miller, who lives on Charlie Fair's farm, northwest of Sharon, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. He was sitting in the house, when the bolt struck him, holding his infant child. The baby was knocked insensible for several minutes, but was not otherwise injured.

Mr. Miller moved here from Iowa about a year ago. He is said to have been an honest, hardworking man, and one who readily made friends. His death was untimely, as his family is left ill prepared to stand the hard knocks of the world. The remains were injured in the Sharon cemetery Monday, and as the earth received back the inanimate clay, the hearts of all went out to the grief-stricken wife who is left to fight the battles of widowhood.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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