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Gus Benson was Shot-1903


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 2/18/2020 at 22:33:38

Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Jun 17, 1903, Manchester, IA, Page: 3

Gus Benson was shot in the stomach with a bullet from a 32-caliber revolver in the hands of E. E. McSweeney in a saloon in Fort Dodge. Both men were laborers. Benson and McSweeney both claim the shooting was accidental, saying that the latter was displaying the revolver to Benson when the weapon was discharged. Bensonís condition is serious. McSweeney was arrested.


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