New Rockford—While working in the hay field near here, Ira Moss, his two children and a hired man had narrow escapes from death. Mr. Moss' little boy and girl were driving two teams hitched to mowers, while Moss and the hired man were on a load of hay. Lightning struck close to them, the boy was knocked senseless and fell off his mower, Mr. Moss and the helper were thrown from the load of hay, while the girl's hand and shoulder were badly scorched. The teams hitched to the mowers ran away and one of the machines was demolished, but the horses were uninjured. The party soon recovered from their shock and aside from a severe shaking up, received no permanent injuries.
The Hope Pioneer, 8/29/1907