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Eli U. Anderson
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1849
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1908
Republic County
Kansas, USA

Killed By Lightning

Eli U. Anderson of Jefferson township was killed by lightning about 40 rods from his home Friday evening about seven o'clock while riding in his buggy. He was driving a single horse and buggy as he approached his home near the Belleville twp. line, a stroke of lightning struck him, killing him instantly. The horse was knocked to the ground and was partially paralyzed and may not recover. The buggy was uninjured.

Mrs. Anderson stood in the door way and witnessed the incident. She saw the bolt of lightning strike the buggy and saw the horse fall. Mr. Anderson was killed instantly, one side of his body being badly burned.

He was about 60 years old and leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Newt. Sanford. Also a brother, living in Belleville. He was a renter and had lived on the place about two years.

The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.M. (sic) and interment will be made in the Pleasant View cemetery (sic).

The bereaved family will have the sympathy of the community.

The Belleville Telescope (Belleville, KS), Friday, June 12, 1908; pg. 1 
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  Caroline M. Edmunds Anderson (1850 - 1908)
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Republic County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Lot 3
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Oct 29, 2008
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Eli U. Anderson
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