Posted By: Shannon Smith (email)
Date: 1/13/2017 at 17:43:46
Boy Killed by Lightning
Oscar Boehm, the 13-year-old son of William Boehm, a farmer living in the Plumer settlement in Lewis township, was struck and killed by lightning Tuesday evening. When the storm came up the boy and his father were working in the field and at once started for the house. Oscar was standing in the wagon when struck. One of the horses was felled to the ground by the bolt and the boy sank down onto the bed of the wagon. When the father picked him up he was dead. The lightning left a scar across the boy's breast, but this was the only mark. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Evangelical church in Plumer settlement.
Omaha Daily Bee, 20 Aug. 1903, Page 4
Pottawattamie Obituaries maintained by Karon S Velau.
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