Son-in-law killed by lightning

Albert & Lucy Cummings‘ son-in-law, James Arthur Rhodes, was struck and killed by lightning in the presence of his family.  James was married to Albert’s daughter Ella for four years before his death.

James and Ella were married December 28, 1888.  He was a successful farmer and they lived three or four miles north of Roscoe, Illinois.  He was listed as a Republican and a Methodist.  He died August 9, 1892.

Book reference #1 with Hathi Trust (page 31):  Genealogy, history and traditions of Thomas Rhodes

Book reference #2 at Library of Congress:  Genealogy, history and traditions of Thomas Rhodes; Page 32

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