Fred Murrell Nearly Killed When Struck By Falling Tree.
Mandan, N. D., Feb. 5.—Fred A Murrell was caught under a falling cottonwood tree and almost instantly killed while working near this city. Murrell and several others were chopping timber, and they were attacking an unusually big tree. It fell in a direction opposite to that expected and Murrell failed to get in the clear. His left shoulder had been crushed, one leg broken and he had internal injuries. F. P. Peirce and George Minke were also injured in the accident.
Grand Forks Evening Times, 2/8/1913