Bridgeboro, GA Lightning Strike, Sept 1913

Barber and Customer Are Instantly Killed By Bolt of Lightning

Death Comes Suddenly to Prominent Young South Georgia Man While Resting in Chair.

Sylvester, Ga., September 6.---(Special)----A message has just been received at this place stating that two men were killed by lightning this afternoon at Bridgeboro a small town 14 miles south of Sylvester on the Gulf Line railroad.

Chesley Willis son of G. T. Willis a prominent merchant of the town was reclining in a barber's chair, and being shaved by John Barksdale about 2 o'clock this afternoon when a bolt of lightning entered the barber shop instantly killing both of the men.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 7 Sept 1913