A Painful Death.
P. M. Gustafson, a farmer who lived at Painted Woods, was killed Friday evening at 6 o'clock by falling beneath the wheels of a loaded wagon, while driving along the road about twelve miles north of Bismarck. The unfortunate man had been in this city during the day, in company with a man named Johnson, who also resides at Painted Woods, and the two were driving home with a heavy load of goods when the accident occurred. When Mr. Gustafson fell the team was moving along at a lively rate, and both wheels of the wagon passed over his right arm, and, running over his right side, broke several of his ribs. Johnson immediately discovered the painful condition of his companion, and hastened to a neighbor named Hitchcock, who assisted, in company with Peter Erstrom, Gustafson's son-in-law, who had been notified of the accident by a neighboring girl, in bringing the body to the city. The injured man survived until he was placed upon a bed in the wagon, when he died. His remains were brought to the city and the funeral will take place tomorrow.
Bismarck Tribune, 10/5/1883