Sonora, OH Storm and Lightning Strike, Jun 1915

Columbus, June 14.---A storm which was general all over Ohio did thousands of dollars' worth of damage Sunday afternoon, caused two deaths and sent hundreds of pleasure seekers to cover.

WILLIAM SPARROWGROVE, aged 60, a farmer of Sonora, near Zanesville, was struck by lightning and killed instantly. SPARROWGROVE and his dog had taken refuge under a tree, which was demolished by a bolt, both man and dog being found dead a few minutes later by members of the family.

The Newark Advocate, Newark, OH 14 Jun 1915