Lightning strikes home of Tink Turrentine, near Shelbyville, TN Jul 1927
LIGHTNING STARTS FIRE J1EAR SHELBYV1LLE Shelby villa, Tenn., July 5.--The 5.--The 5.--The 5.--The hardest rain-lor rain-lor rain-lor many months fell at Shelby villejSaturday afternoon, mixed ; with ' quite' bit of ' wind and . lightning,' lightning,' ' One of theh trees on the outh side . of the1 courthouse lawn was up-rooted, up-rooted, up-rooted, and -several -several limbs, were twisted .from V'other trees scattered about town., ' The lightning ' struck ; the home of . Tink Turrentine on the Dixie highway, and -did -did the so-called so-called so-called J'storm caprice .Tearing up the chimney, the .bolt de-- de-- scended to the room below, "and tore f oui. a door casing, jumped to a metal trunk and burned up the contents' before before the fire,, ould be extinguished. Fortunately, ' rib one was hurt, how-, how-, ; ever, several were in the home at the time, ' . 1 . ' .