Word was received here Sunday that Theodore Thompson and son Tillman who reside on a farm near Esmond
, were killed by lightning during the thunder storm Saturday afternoon. Mr. Thompson is well known south of Churchs Ferry
, having worked some five years ago for Geo. McDonell and Anton Blegen, and about that time was married to Miss Sarah Lundy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lundy. Mrs. Thompson was in Culbertson Mont.
, at the time of the accident and it was not until Tuesday that she could be located. It seems that Mr. Thompson and his son by a former wife were caught out during the storm and sought shelter in a neighbor's barn, and just as they entered the building the barn was struck, killing both of them and a horse belonging to the neighbor.
Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 7/30/1909