Thriller Thursday: Self Surgery

Are there murders, bizarre accidents or other thrilling stories among your family history? Tell us about them through words and pictures during Thriller Thursday. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at Gene Notes.

This is not someone related to me but it belongs in Thriller Thursday, and maybe a relative might be researching and stumble across this post.
Robesonian Newspaper
Trenton, MO
November 7, 1957
Ancestry.com

[Transcribed]

Trenton, MO-Gilbert McCulley, 49 used a pocket knife to cut of his left hand when it was caught in a mechanical corn picker.

McCulley, working alone on his farm near Galt, Mo., said he shouted before resorting to the knife.

  He then unhooked his tractor and drove three-quarters of a mile to his house.  A daughter called a relative who brought McCulley 20 miles to a hospital in Trenton.  His condition was reported as fair.

Wow!  Self-Surgery!  I could never imagine doing this…but he had a supernatural strength that came across him and he survived a tragic accident of losing his hand.

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