Bio: Pickett, Mr. & Mrs. Perl (Lightning strikes - 1948)
----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 06/05/1948
Pickett, Mr. & Mrs. Perl (Lightning strikes - JUN 1948)
During a local thunderstorm last Thursday afternoon lightning struck the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Perl Pickett. The bolt tore a hole in the roof about 18 inches square, ripping through the roofing and roof boards and putting all electric service in the house out of commission, and doing considerable damage also tot eh wiring. Damage was done to the house by the heavy rain which leaked through the hole in the roof. Mrs. Pickett, who was alone at home at the time, received no shock nor other ill effects, only a bad scare when she smelled the smoke from the charred roof boards. Fortunately it was a cold bolt and no fire followed. A tree near the house also showed marks of the lightning’s work. Other homes nearby felt the effects of the colt. Lighting service in that section of the village was out for several hours. The damage at the Pickett home was covered by insurance.
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