Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday's Obituary: James Skinner

Richmond Whig (Richmond, VA)
July 30, 1867

KILLED BY LIGHTNING.  -- James Skinner, a resident of Dumfries, while crossing the Potomac at Sandy Point in a small boat on Sunday evening last, accompanied by two friends, was struck by lightning and instantly killed.  One of his friends was stunned, but soon recovered -- the other one was unhurt.  The boat was not injured.

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