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Penry, Wm.


Posted By: Lois Shaul (email)
Date: 6/10/2020 at 10:45:58

1898- August 5. Montgomery County

Charles Bennington and family and Ernest Barnett and wife came over from Carbon to attend the funeral of their cousin, Wm. Penry, and visited with relatives a few days.
It was remarked that we were having a genuine electrical storm of much severity which lasted about an hour and a half before any rain fell on last Wednesday, but not until some hours afterward did we learn of the full extent of it's terrible effects in the neighborhood.
The death of Wm. Penry, who was instantly killed by lightening at the beginning of the storm, was noted in last week's paper. It was a terrible shock to the community, and sympathizing friends hastened to the assistance of the sorrowing family. His loss falls heavily upon his parents, both of whom are in feeble health. Lightening struck in many places in this neighborhood doing more or less damage. Mrs. J.P. Halbert had a stack of hay burned, as did also Messrs. Ogden and Davenport. A shock of grain burned in Mr. Bailey's field and the lone tree north of Bailey's store was rent the entire length. Many people in this vicinity witnessed the burning of Mr. Barstow's barn and also the Tabor church four miles east of Pleasant Lawn.


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