E. W. Johnson Killed By Binder Monday
News was received here the first of the week of the death of Ernest W. Johnson of DeSart, who was killed Monday morning in a runaway accident. The bull wheel of a binder passed over him, crushing his head. His legs were also badly cut by the binder. Just how the accident occurred is not known here, but it is thought that he was in front of the machine making some repairs when the horses started to run and was unable to get out of the way.
Slope County News, 8/16/1917