St Cloud, MN Farmer Killed by His Own Horses, Sept 1909

FARMER FOUND DEAD IN FIELD NEAR HOME

(News Tribune Special.)

ST. CLOUD, Minn. Sept.21---Lars Erickson, a well known resident of the town of Maywood, Benton county, was found dead in a field he was clearing near his home. He had been at work with a team of horses hauling logs and it is supposed that the load became stuck and he used the whip on the horses to make them pull. It was plainly evident that Erickson was kicked in the head by one of the horses, the blow probably causing instant death, although the body was not found until the next day. Erickson was 66 and lived along.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 22 Sept 1909