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Description: Killed by Lightning in Connecticut – McGaffey Girls

Date: March 24 1886

Newspaper published in: Staunton, VA

Source: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 3

KILLED BY LIGHTNING IN CONNECTICUT.--At 1 o'clock Saturday morning lightning struck a house in Waterbury, Conn., occupied by William McGaffey and Clarence Cook. The house was almost demolished on one side. Two daughters of McGaffey--Sarah, aged twenty years, and Eliza, aged eighteen years--were killed, but no one else was injured. The ground around about was all ploughed up and a terrible force displayed.

Submitted: 02/13/20

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