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OTTO, s/o William

    Cambria Freeman, 9 Aug 1878, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

A little son of Mr. Wm. Otto, of Altoona, attempted to take drink from a hydrant in his parents' home last Tuesday. He placed his mouth over the nozzle and, turning on the water, it struck him with so great force as to strangle him. In the death agony, his mouth closed on the nozzle and in the attempt to take him away from the hydrant nearly all his teeth were torn out. It was a most singular accident -- a boy actually drowned by a stream of water flowing from a hydrant.

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