Name: Oscar Carl Hanson
Date of Birth: 1882
Date of Death: 03/28/1928
Location of Death: Humboldt, SD
CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH
Prohibition Agent Oscar Hanson and Deputy U. S. Marshal Edward F. Flannary were riding in a Government vehicle when they were struck by a train at a railroad crossing in Humboldt, SD. Both men were killed instantly. Weather (snow and sleet) was considered a major factor leading up to this accident.
Agent Hanson joined the Prohibition Unit on 11/2/1925, with an annual salary of $1,860. He was assigned to the Watertown, SD office.
Agent Hanson was born in La Crosse, WI. He was survived by his wife and their eight children.