22 March 2015

Eliza Whistler Curtis, Struck By Lightning

Fox River (General Vicinity Of Fort Howard Where Mrs. Curtis Was Killed)


"...Mrs. Daniel [Eliza Whistler] Curtis (wife of Captain Curtis, U.S.A.) was killed by lightning three months before, while alone in the house with her three little children. When her neighbors discovered her lying dead on the floor, her babe lay asleep in the cradle, and her two little children were at the table eating; a fourth child was at school.  Mrs. Curtis was a grandmother of the wife of Gen. Phil Sheridan."

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