Obit: Johnson, Ole (1885? - 1938)
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Surnames: JOHNSON

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 07/18/1938

Johnson, Ole (1885? - 18 JUL 1938)

Ole Johnson, 53, was mauled to death by a bull at his farm home 2 miles south of here (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) at 6 o’clock this morning. Johnson had gone to the barn to milk and a short time later when his son, Spencer, went to join him, the youth found his body lying in a stall in the barn.

It was believed that the animal had broken loose during the night and that the farmer was attempting to tie him when the bull attacked. Johnson had been terribly mauled, and all his clothing was torn from his body with the exception of one shoe.

Members of the stricken family summoned neighbors who helped to tie the bull and summoned a cattle buyer to ship the animal for slaughter. The bull had not been dehorned, and this fact was responsible for the ferociousness of its attack upon Johnson.

The Johnson family came to Greenwood from Melvina nine years ago, settling on what is known as the Carl Olson farm. Surviving are Mrs. Johnson, who had been bedridden and under the care of a doctor for the past week, and four children, Spencer, Emmet, Mae, and Gladys.

Funeral arrangements have not been made. Mr. Jonson was a member of the United Lutheran Church of Greenwood.

 

 


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