Louis Ervin Foist

Louis Ervin Foist

Jennings County, Indiana, USA
Death 12 Jun 1919 (aged 37)
Jennings County, Indiana, USA
Burial Reddington, Jackson County, Indiana, USA
Plot North section; row 7
Memorial ID 88349729 · View Source
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Seymour Daily Republican, Seymour, Indiana, Friday, June 13, 1919, page 1:

Louis I. Foist is Lightning Victim

Redding Township Farmer Killed Instantly During Electrical Storm Late Thursday

Sister-In-Law Is Stunned

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot at Hayden Struck and is Destroyed by Fire - Damage to Crops

Louis Irwin Foist, aged thirty-eight years, a Redding township farmer, was killed instantly and Mrs. Harry Foist, a sister-in-law, was stunned by lightning during an electrical storm which swept east of this city late Thursday afternoon. Mr. Foist had gone to the farm of his father, James Foist, in Jennings county, to do some work and when the storm approached he went towards the house and joined his mother and sister-in-law who were setting under a large tree in the yard.

The storm approached rapidly and one of the first flashes of lightning struck the tree. Mr. Foist was killed instantly and his sister-in-law rendered unconscious but her condition is not serious. Mr. Foist’s mother escaped unhurt.

Mr. Foist was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Foist and had lived in Redding township, Jackson county, for a number of years. He was united in marriage to Miss Nettie Welsh, of Brown’s Corner, and to them two children were born. The deceased is survived by his widow, two children, his parents, who live in Jennings county, and several brothers and sisters. This is the first death that has occurred in this vicinity from lightning this summer.

The Jennings county coroner conducted an inquest here today. The funeral of Mr. Foist will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Reddington.

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  • Created by: David Krueger
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 88349729
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Ervin Foist (16 Apr 1882–12 Jun 1919), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88349729, citing Reddington Cemetery, Reddington, Jackson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by David Krueger (contributor 47472898) .