MOTT DRAYMAN DROWNS WHILE WASHING TEAM
Tragic Death Comes to E. E. Ferguson as He Prepares for Fourth Parade
Mott, N. D., July 6.—E. E. Ferguson, well known Mott drayman, while polishing up his horses in Cannonball river, preparatory to taking part in the Fourth of July parade, was drowned early Thursday morning. It is presumed that one of the horses fell upon Mr. Ferguson, although no one witnessed his death. His body was found when some one went to the creek to discover the reason for his failure to return. The deceased had been in the dray business here for about ten years and was well known and highly regarded. There survive a widow and two children.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/6/1918