Hudson, NH Lightning Strike, Jul 1866

A NARROW ESCAPE.----During the shower on Sunday evening, the 8th inst., the lightning struck the house of Mr. J. W. Wallace, in Hudson, and passed through into the barn. In its passage through the house it struck Mrs. Wallace on her foot, completely tearing open the upper leather of her shoe, but doing her no injury, except slightly burning her foot and one of her fingers. She was sitting beside her child which was in a cradle, at the time the lightning struck. A wonderfully narrow escape. The only other injury done was the breaking of six squares of glass and killing three hens.

The meeting house in Hollis was struck by lightning during the same shower. ---Gazette.

The Farmers' Cabinet, Amherst, NH 19 Jul 1866