Contributed by Joan H. Bixby
Description: Kicked To Death By A Horse.Date: June 16 1899
Newspaper published in: Middlebury, Vt.
Source: Library of Congress.
Page/Column: Page 1
KICKED TO DEATH BY A HORSE.
FAIR HAVEN, June 13--Rufus Benson, aged 21 years, met with a horrible
death here this afternoon. His father is proprietor of a newly fitted up
summer hotel in this village and the young man had charge of the barn.
About noon he went to the barn to put up some horses that a pleasure
party had brought in. Not returning in time for dinner and answering no
calls his father went to call him. A terrible sight greeted his eyes.
His son, bruised, trampled and bleeding, lay unconscious under the heels
of a vicious horse. He was extricated and taken to the house, but died
in about an hour. The manner in which the boy met his death seems to
have been that he slipped or was knocked down in the stall and the
vicious horse's hoofs did the rest. His face was mangled almost beyond
recognition. The young man was much liked by all who knew him and he was
industrious and of good habits.