BENSON COUNTY FARMER COMMITS JAIL SUICIDE
Ends Life In The County Jail While Demented Opinion
Minnewaukan, N.D.—Andrew R. Olson, 43, farmer, was found dead in the Benson county jail, his body partially suspended from an electric light wire formed in a noose around his neck. With his weight partially supported by his knees, he had strangled to death.
Olson had been arrested the day previous, charged with beating his wife with a flatiron. After a hearing, Olson was adjudged insane and was awaiting transportation to Jamestown. Weary over debts is believed to have affected his mind. He leaves a widow and eight children.
The Devils Lake World, 4/13/1921