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A FREAK DEATH
FARMER IS KILLED ON FRONT PORCH WITH DAUGHTER
SITTING IN HIS LAP
FIVE OTHERS WERE STUNNED
Child Was Slightly Burned From the Current
Which Passed Through Her Father's Body
SHAWNEE, Okla., July 16 -
Newton Troboy, aged 27, a farmer residing nine miles
east of here in the Seminole district, was instantly
killed by lightening while sitting on his front plaza
holding his 4-year-old daughter and reading.
The child was frightfully burned and shocked but she
Five other persons were seriously hurt by the shock,
including this child, but all are now able to be around.
Troboy's wife and three children and a young farm hand
were all more or less shocked.
There had been scarcely any lightening before the fatal
stroke and Troboy, who had been at work all day, went
to the porch to sit in the cool breeze.
His little daughter climbed onto his lap and when the flash
came, it evidently passed through her body also, for
there were places beneath her body where her father's
clothing was burned, though the bolt left no connecting
marks with the place where it struck his head.
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