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George Brown

Three Boys Struck and one of them Killed by Lightning!

During intermission of the school south of the woolen factory last Tuesday noon, the school-house door being locked, Geo. Brown a boy near eight years old, a son of Widow Brown who lives near there -- Lyman Skinner, near 9 years old, a son of Steven Skinner, also living in that district, and Broze Curtis, seven years old, son of Widow Curtis, living by the railway crossing toward the factory, were standing on the school house door-step, seemingly for shelter from the rain, when lightning struck them, killing George Brown in an instant, and considerably shocking, burning and disabling the other two boys.

No other person being near or noticing the case, they lay several minutes in the rain, those living being senseless. Presently the Curtis boy came to, and crawled out from under the other two, who had fallen on him, and gave the alarm that Geo. Brown was dead and Lyman Skinner killed but was yet kicking. Help soon came, and Lyman Skinner brought to his senses. Both the living boys are nearly well, but roughly scarred. The lightning, we are told, showed no marks on the house.

Geo. Brown was bruised upon the head and burnt so in a streak along his left side that from head to foot his skin would rub off almost by a touch. His funeral took place on Wednesday conducted by Rev. Franklin.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: October 17, 1878
Volume Number: 22
Issue Number: 42
Page: 3
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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