|Dallas Morning News 11 Aug 1912
Special to the News
Lightning Kills Family of Three
J.H. Shelley, Wife and Daughter Found Death At Home in Collin County
McKinney, Tex., Aug 10- Neighbors not seeing any signs of life about
the place since Thursday night and going to his home early this morning
to learn the cause, found J.H. Shelley, his wife and daughter dead, the
three of them having evidently been killed by lightning during the severe
electrical storm of Thursday night. Mr. Shelley was a prominent farmer,
living in the Crossroads Community, where ..
...of the bodies. Mr. Shelley was engaged in securing the fastening
on a window, whiel his wife and daughter stood near by, when the bolt of
lightning struck the house, killing all instantly. Justice Tally Jeffcoat,
acting Coronor, is holding an inquest which had not been concluded when
the latest report was received from there this afternoon. There were no
other members of the family.