[meteorite-list] NP Article, 12-1928 Meteor Fall Kills Women & Baby
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Fri Feb 28 14:13:19 EST 2003
Paper: Decatur Evening Herald
City: Decatur, Illinois
Date: Saturday, December 22, 1928
DECLARES METEOR FELL ON HOUSE AND KUKKED WOMAN, BABY
(By United Press)
GREENDALE, N.Y., Dec. 22 - Farmers in this neighborhood Saturday are
convinced that a meteor fell from the sky. Friday night and set fire to a
farm house here, burning a woman and a year old baby to death and injuring
six others painfully.
Scientists say such a thing happens once in 500 years.
J. R. Hicks, a storeheeper, related Saturday that he stood in front of
his store and saw a ball of fire shooting from the sky. It landed on the
roof of William Peator's house he said.
Mrs. William Peator, 43, and Ramond Ford Jr., her one year old nephew
were killed. Others in the house, Minner and Doris Peator, five years old
twins, Ruth Peator, 16, and Mrs. Raymond Ford, 28, were painfully burned.
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