On night of 25th inst., Mrs. w/o Henry THORPE residing at Pennfield (Charlotte Co.) while sleeping in bed with her husband and two children was killed by lightning. Her husband was also struck and for some time unconscious and on awakening to reason, he heard his wife articulate six or seven unintelligible words and then expire. The children were not injured. The lightning came down the chimney tearing it and the bedroom hearth and several beams from their foundation.
SOURCE: Morning News (Saint John, NB) (June 30, 1865).
TRANSCRIBERS NOTES: Mrs. Thorpe was laid to rest June 28, 1865 at St. Mark's Cemetery - St. George, NB.

Transcriber: G. Christian Larsen--coordinator of the Pennfield Parish Page