|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1952|
Son of Mr. & Mrs. John Hogue
Bolt is Fatal To County Boy Near Hardesty
Searchers early Friday discovered the body of Charles Foster Hogue, 18, of Hardesty, hanging head first from a tractor in a field 18 miles southeast of there.
Hogue had been struck by lightening. The accident occured about 3:45 p. m., Thursday while the youth was driving a tractor towing a three-roll lister. Hogue was found by Halley Perry of Hardesty about 12:30 a.m. Friday. Perry owns the field on which Hogue was working.
The landowner and Arlo Gibson, for whom Hogue was employed became alarmed when he did not return Thursday night. Gibson came home after his shift at the Michigan-Wisconsin plant could not find the truck and contacted Perry. The two men then went looking for Hogue.
Following the fatal bolt, the tractor moved 100 yards west and 50 feet south before finally stopping. There were numerous burns on the hrad and body of the victim, Sheriff Tom McKinley said. The bottom of Hogue's left boot had a hole burned in it and the fly zipper on his trousers was welded together, McKinley added.
Services and burial are pending the arrival of a brother, Leroy from California. The body is at McElroy Funeral home in Guymon. Other survivors are Hogue's father, John, of Hardesty, two other brothers, Jack and Ed of Hardesty, and two sister, Mrs. Barney Jackson of Hardesty and Mrs. Izora Clinard of Hooker.
Hogue was a native of Hardesty and lived there all of his life.
(Published in the Guymon Daily Herald, Friday, June 20, 1953, page 1)
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