Date of Death: 22 Apr 1876
Subject: John H. Floyd
Source: Andrew County Republican, 27 Apr 1876, p. 1
We learn that a man named Floyd, a new comer to this county, and renter, was killed by lightning on Saturday evening last. He was returning home from Flag Springs, near which place he lived, in a wagon, accompanied by a boy, during the storm, when the fatal bolt descended. The boy was shocked, but recovered. Mr. Floyd was buried on Monday.
Source: Andrew County Republican, 27 Apr 1876, p. 4
Letter From Flag Springs, April 25th, 1876.
Our quiet little village was thrown into a state of excitement last Saturday, the 22d inst., on account of a man being killed near here. During the thunder storm on that evening. Mr. John H. Floyd, was struck and killed by lightning. He had been to a neighbors to get a stalk rake, and was returning, and just as he had passed the school house about three-quarters of a mile from town, he was struck. The lines dropped and the horses ran about three-quarters of a mile before they were stopped. He only spoke once after he was found. It seems that the full force of the lightning didn't strike him, as his clothes were not torn, nor was he bruised in any way, except a small place in his forehead. His little boy, who was with him in the wagon, and sitting on the rake, was bruised a little, and considerably shocked, but has entirely recovered. Mr. Floyd lived on a part of the Clayton Boyles place, several miles southeast of here. He leaves a wife and five little boys to mourn his loss. Deceased was buried at this place, Monday, the 23th.