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 Sarah A. Corl

Sarah A. Corl

Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Jun 1870 (aged 13)
Marysville, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Marysville, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8538563 · View Source
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Peoples Advocate and Press, July 6, 1870
"Girl Struck by Lightning"
A Marysville corrospondent of the Harrisburg Telegraph under the Date "June 28," gives the following particulars in reference to the death of Sarah Corl;
About 12 o'clock last night as the thunder storm passed over our place the house of Mr. Alfred Corl was struck by lightning, the fluid entered at the comb of the roof and passed down between the weatherboarding and the plastering, tearing everything into atoms. When on a level with the second story windows, the bolt apparently exploded, and a portion of the currend passing through the vacum across the front room, in which one of the daughters was asleep, entering her mouth and passing through the alimentary canal, rupturing the lungs and other internal viscera, causing a rapid effusion of blood into the thoracic cavity, from which she died about six-o'clock this morning. The young lady was aged about thirteen years. Not a particle of the effects of the stroke was visible about the bedcloths or bedstead. Dr. Everhart and Dr. Treavor wer ecalled in consultation, but medical aid was unavailable.
Sarah Corl was intered in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, in Marysville.

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Dau of Alfred & Rosanna Corl [gravestone broken in half. She shares the base with her brother, Alfred A. Corl.]

Gravesite Details Was Struck by Lightening/ Stone shared with Alfred A.
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  • Originally Created by: Bill Corl
  • Added: 20 Mar 2004
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah A. Corl (23 Jun 1857–28 Jun 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8538563, citing Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .