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George Brent
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 17, 1870

Two Children Killed by Lightning
A rain and hail storm occurred at Springfield, Wednesday night, February 16, 1870, and during the storm four children of Elder George Brent, pastor of the African Baptist Church were lying upon the floor asleep, between the stove and wall, the lightning ran down the flue, striking two of the children and killing them instantly. The two other children, and three other persons who were in the room at the time, although partially stunned, were uninjured. No marks of the destructive current could be found upon the bodies of the two children killed.

History of Sangamon County, 1881
Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago

Note: George and brother John were listed on cemetery records as one entry: "Aged 9 & 10, killed by lightning".

Info contributed by: BJJ


 
 
Burial:
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 4, 21, 2
 
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Dec 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23547882
George Brent
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