Friday, August 12, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Farmer Eaten By His Hogs (1920)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, February 12, 1920 – page 1, column 6:

HIS UNCONSCIOUS BODY ATTACKED BY HIS HOGS
Mrs. Frank Snodgrass found the unconscious body of her husband in the hot log of their farm near Coatesville, Sunday evening. Hogs had chewed off one hand, part of an arm, an ear and [a] portion of his neck. Mrs. Snodgrass was unable to drive the hogs away and she called help by telephone. Mr. Snodgrass had gone out to feed his hogs and fell from a stroke of paralysis. When removed to the house he regained consciousness to tell of what had befallen him. He soon passed away. Mrs. Snodgrass and a son survive.

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