Bellaire, OH Lightning Strike Jun 1897

Three Girls Struck by Lightning While Returning from Church.
BELLAIRE, O., June 14.---The lives of three young women were blotted out yesterday evening by lightning while they were on their way home from the M. E. Church at Jacobsburg. The victims are MINNIE MCGUIRE, daughter of Rev. Thomas McGuire: ALPHA TAYLOR, daughter of William Taylor, and EMMA WHITE, daughter of Simon White, all aged about nineteen years. Sarah Bohring was badly stunned and may die. They were residents of Jacobsburg, a village on the Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati Railway eleven miles west of this city and were walking together in the road about one hundred yards from the church when they were struck by the lightning. It is believed that the steel corsets worn by the three that were killed were the chief cause of their death, as Miss Bohring, who was only stunned, wore none.

The Indiana State Journal, Indianapolis, IN 16 Jun 1897