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Hyannis, NE Lightning Strike, Jun 1900

Ranchman Killed by Lightning.

HYANNIS, Neb., June 1. (Special.)--John Shaw, a ranchman living ten miles north of town, was killed by lightning Wednesday evening during a heavy electrical storm. Mr. Shaw was out riding the range and was expected home that evening. Late at night his wife became uneasy about him, but they waited until morning, when a search was begun. He was found half a mile from his house, his horse lying dead at his side. The deceased was a well-to-do ranchman and highly esteemed. He leaves a wife and small child.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 2 Jun 1900

article | by Dr. Radut