Hurley, WI lightning strike, Aug 1908


Man, Son and Nephew Slain by Bolt Near Hurley.

Hurley. - While seeking shelter under a tree from a severe storm which passed over Capt. Henry's lake, near Emerson, the other afternoon, J. W. Emerson, his son Harold, aged 12, and his nephew Paul, aged 12, were struck by lightning. Warren and Ralph Emerson, two other sons, were stunned by the bolt. The party had been camping on the lake and when the storm broke sought shelter before returning to their camp.

The Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI, 8 Aug 1908