Killed By a Wagon

Albert B. Norman, a farmer living near Mohall, was run over by his own wagon and died a few hours afterwards. He was returning from Sherwood with a load and in some way fell and was run over. He managed to get back onto the load and started the horses for home. He was later found by a farmer who stopped the team thinking they were without a driver. He was taken to his home and died a couple of hours afterward.

Williston Graphic, 7/26/1906



Peter Oppergood, a wiper in the Northern Pacific shops at Fargo, was ground to pieces by being struck by a passenger train which was arriving from the east. He was endeavoring to catch a switch engine to ride to the shops, and was hit by the passenger engine coming in on another track. He was unmarried and his father resides at Dazey, in this state.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/22/1902


Baby Crushed by Motorcycle

Minot, N.D., Aug 18—Stanley Afton Barchenger, the 19-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Barchenger, of Minot, was crushed to death yesterday when a motorcycle, which had been standing in front of the Barchenger home and about which the child had been playing, toppled over on him. The child and his little sister, Gladys, three years old, were playing in front of the house. The motorcycle attracted their attention. According to the little girl, the baby took hold of the side of it and it fell on him. When found a few minutes later by his father, the baby was dead.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/15/1921


Choosing a tree to crash into as an alternative when they found their automobile on the brink of the Pembina river, the members of a Hanna motor party were badly injured. They had reached the river bank on a blind trail leading from the main traveled road, coming onto it in the dark.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/6/1913


A terrible accident occurred near Kenmare last week when Noalia, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Harris was run over by a wagon. Mr. Harris had just returned from Kenmare and the little tot ran out to meet him. He picked her up and drove into the yard. He then put her down and after unloading, started up thinking the little one had gone into the house. He noticed something blocking the wheel and upon looking down was horrified to see his little girl under the wheel. The baby was taken out and taken to town but died shortly after arriving, from internal injuries.

Williston Graphic, 8/15/1907



A little boy, the son of Edward Halaas, met with a serious accident last week. He was playing in a field where his father was plowing and was so hidden from view by weeds that when Mr. Halaas came around where he was he could not see him and drove over him with the oxen and plow. The first Mr. Halaas knew of his son being there was when he heard him scream and he stopped the cattle as quickly as possible but not soon enough to save him from being injured. One of his legs was broken in three places and his back badly injured.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 8/14/1890


ST PAUL, Aug. 12.—Fergus Falls special to Pioneer Press: Lulu Harris, who keeps a house of ill-fame in the suburbs, yesterday afternoon quarrelled with her cook, an old hunchback named Wilson. He fired five shots from a revolver, all of which took effect. Wilson then took laudanum and rowed out into the lake to die, but being pursued by officers, jumped into the water and was drowned. Miss Harris came here from Jamestown, and her relatives live in Prescott Canada. She died at 4 a.m. today. The body of Wilson, who after the shooting suicided by drowning, was recovered this morning. Both of the bodies will be buried by the county.

Jamestown Weekly Alert, 8/19/1886


Dunn Woman Killed By Her Husband

Last tuesday Mr. Adam Zeimer is reported to have shot his wife. Domestic trouble is said to have been the cause of the tragedy. The man gave himself up to the officers at once and was taken to Dickinson where he was lodged in jail. The victim of the shooting was rushed to Taylor where the bullet was removed and there is hope that she may recover.

Valley City Times-Record, 8/7/1913



Uncle Tom's Cabin Star Crazed By Fear of Manager, Runs Away and Hides Near Jamestown.

Jamestown, N.D., Aug. 19.—The crazy girl seen in the woods last week has shown up again and some of the people living in the vicinity of the round house claimed to have talked with her at a distance and one woman says she had a hold of her but that she escaped. Children playing about the place where she is concealed say that she appears quite often and that upon one occasion asked them to get her something to eat.

The foundation of the story seems to come from the visit here recently of Uncle Tom's Cabin show, the story going the rounds being something like this, and is told by a man who quit the company here.

The little girl was subbing for Little Eva and owing to the absence of the original played the part here. The manager of the company, the man states, was very cruel to her and that at times she has threatened to run away. She was told that if she left them, and was caught she would be killed. This threat coupled with abuse has unbalanced her mind. When the company played here one of the cars was sent to the round house for repairs. The girl's apartments being in this car, and about the time the car was ready to leave the shops she disappeared and has done her utmost to keep clear of every human being since.

Monday afternoon Alderman Blake accompanied by Josiah Pierson and two other men, visited the patch of weeds where it is said she has her hiding place and talked with two women, hoping to have seen her and they also searched the weeds but did not see the girl.

It seems that this matter should be looked into and if there is any truth in the matter the girl should be found and cared for.

Mr. Blake also visited a cornfield and searched there and found several ears of corn lying on the ground from which the corn had all been eaten, showing plainly that the girl must be in a terrible plight when she eats raw corn.

Bismarck Tribune, 8/20/1908