This is from the Rockwell City Advocate, August 3, 1911.
Killed By LightningOn Monday afternoon Roy Fowlie, a young man who was working for P. McGinty, southwest of town, was struck and instantly killed by lightning. At the tine of the sad occurrence he was handling grain bundles on a wagon on the Robert Moore farm where threshing was going on. The bolt seemed to strike him on the head and go through his body, burning his clothing almost entirely off. The team, owned by Mr. McGinty, became frightened and started to run but was caught and the burning grain thrown from the wagon. The shock was only slightly felt by the other men in the field. The young man was in his twenty-fifth year and was a steady hard working lad. The sympathy of the community goes out to the sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters in their sudden and awful bereavement. The funeral was held yesterday morning from the Catholic Church in this city and the body was followed to its last resting place in Rose Hill cemetery by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.
|Tombstone of Roy Fowlie, 1887-1911|