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1903 - BAD WIND STORM FOLLOWED BY HAIL. SWEPT OVER NORTHERN MICHIGAN LAST NIGHT AND WROUGHT MUCH DESTRUCTION. FARMER INSTANTLY KILLED DURING STORM.
Alpena, Mich., July 29. - A terrific wind and rain storm accompanied by hail, passed over Alpena county, last night, and wrought much destruction.
Orchards were leveled and crops in the fields were destroyed. JAMES FINGLETON'S house, in Wilson township, was struck by lightning and FINGLETON instantly killed while his wife and daughter were badly burned.
WALTER PILLSBURY'S farm house, at Greely, was also struck and burned. His son was badly, but not fatally injured, by the lightning. Much damage is also reported from Presque Isle county.
Lima Times Democrat
July 29, 1903
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