LOST A FINGER IN LAWN MOWER
Jack Dunham, Age Four, Tries to Run Mower From Wrong End and Gets Hurt.
Wednesday afternoon, Jack, the four year old child of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Dunham, of 32 Ave A, ran away from the house and while playing with a lawn mower in the yard, cut off the index finger of his left hand and slightly injured another.
Not realizing the danger, the little boy began turning the rotary blades in the machine and in some way caught the fingers between the blades and the cutting edge. In trying to extricate himself he evidently pulled, and the sharp knife cut the finger off near the middle joint. A physician dressed the wounded hand and Little Jack is at home doing nicely, but minus a finger.
Bismarck Tribune, 5/28/1914