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Joel M. Reece
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1833
Yadkin County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1874
Andrew County
Missouri, USA

Andrew County Republican, 19 Jun 1874, p. 1

To-day, at about 4 p.m., as Mr. Joseph [sic] Reece was hurrying across a field (Bird Allen's place), he was struck by a bolt and instantly killed. His clothing was literally torn into shreds-- not a garment of any kind being left upon him. There was quite a gash cut upon his head; the upper half of his right ear was cut away, and his person severely scorched. He was a widower, having recently lost his companion, and leaves three children, with other near relatives and friends, to mourn his sudden death.

Source: Andrew County Republican, 26 Jun 1874, p. 8

The name of the man who was killed by lightning, mentioned in last week's paper, we are informed, was Joel M. Reece, instead of Joseph Reece. His age was forty-one years. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Reece (1808 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Melissa Fleming Reece (1832 - 1870)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Louise Reece (1859 - 1874)*
  Eliza Jane Reece Wall (1862 - 1942)*
  John Franklin Reece (1868 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  James D Reece (1830 - 1863)*
  Joel M. Reece (1833 - 1874)
  Alvis Franklin Reece (1837 - 1882)*
  Sanford Lafayette Reece (1849 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Killed by lightning
 
Burial:
Union Grove Cemetery
Flag Springs
Andrew County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: NCGenSeeker
Originally Created by: Roger Newby
Record added: Aug 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57085156
Joel M. Reece
Added by: Gary Hurst
 
 
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