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Ernest Cunningham 1904

CUNNINGHAM

Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/27/2016 at 17:46:45

Dubuque Telegraph Herald, July 10, 1904

BURIED IN DITCH AND LIVES
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Iowan Saved From Death By
Foul Air From Sewer
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Eldora, Ia., July 10, Ernest Cunningham, while digging a deep sewer ditch this afternoon, was buried under four feet of earth for seventeen minutes and then rescued alive. His face was buried near the sewer pipe in the ditch, and for fifteen minutes he breathed the foul air of the sewer. Two doctors had pronounced the man dead before the earth was removed.


 

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