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John Steinbeck, a Westby Farmer, Lost Life in Peculiar Manner.

Westby, Mont., March 21. Word was received here that John Steinbeck, who owned a farm southwest of Westby and had been killed in an accident while hauling grain from Stady country to Fortuna. The roads were bad and Mr. Steinbeck had tied up the reins and evidently was walking along the side of the sleigh to keep it from upsetting when the fatal accident occurred.

Mr. Dunn, who carries the children to and from school, while taking the pupils home turned out to pass around the capsized rig and, seeing the reins tied up, supposing the driver had gone for assistance. The next day, as Mr. Dunn too the children to school, the team was standing as before. After leaving the children at the schoolhouse, he was horrified to see a man's feet protruding from under the sleigh.

Neighbors were notified and the body was taken to Rudser pending instructions from relatives and friends.

Bismarck Daily Tribune, 3/22/1916

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Posted 06/06/2013