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14 Jun 1907, Birnamwood

Erickson, O. of Norrie was shopping in Birnamwood on Thursday 6 June.  As he finished his shopping and was preparing to travel home, the horses suddenly spooked.  Before getting into the wagon, which his wife and small child were already seated, he tried to stop the horses, but fell.  The wagon ran over his head and the top of his skull was shattered.  One of the horses suddenly fell, causing the team to a stop.  He wife and child were safe.  Dr. Baker was called to care for Erickson, but could give no help.  The wounded man died that same evening about nine o’clock and was buried in Norrie on Sunday.  He leaves his wife and five small children.