Barbara Pilgrim

From the Cullman Alabama Tribune, June 1, 1916

Submitted by Robin Sterling

Mrs. Pilgrim Killed By Lightning Sunday. Mrs. Pilgrim, wife of Jim Pilgrim, was instantly killed and a number of other people severely injured when lightning struck the house of Jim Pilgrim, one mile north of Arley Sunday morning. Sterling Pilgrim, a Miss Kennedy, Mrs. Wesley Vines and a boy named Dickinson, who were in the room with Mrs. Pilgrim, were knocked unconscious and their lives were almost despaired of for a time. Sterling Pilgrim, who is a son of Jim Pilgrim, sustained burns on the back. Mrs. Pilgrim was not well and a number of people were in the room with her when she was killed. The furniture of the room was demolished, but no damage was done to the house.—Jasper Eagle. [Barbra Allen Kennedy Pilgrim, daughter of T.J. and M.A. Kennedy, 14 Apr 1867 – 21 May 1916, buried Kennedy Family Cemetery]