Bill Brock

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
July 5, 1900, page 8
Transcribed by:  

Killed By Lightening.

Sugar Valley, Ga., July 2. – Saturday afternoon about 2 o’clock a white man, Bill Brock, was struck by lightening and instantly killed at a place called Sheep Pen, about four miles from here.  He and another man were plowing, when the cloud came up, and were only a few feet apart.  Strange to say, however, the other man received only a slight shock.  The horses were not hurt. [Another mention of this death can be found in the July 12, 1900 issue, page 3.  Brother Andy was the other man hoeing in the field.  William was buried at the Primitive Baptist Church in Blue Springs.  Left a wife and 3 children.  Another brother John was run over by a train and killed in Alabama a year previous.]


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