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|Cambria Freeman, 23 Aug 1907, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Childs Terrible Death|
Strayed from House and Strangled to Death in a Granary
Merl, the six-year-old son of Mrs. John Hoffman, of Belsano, this county, met a terrible death several days ago when he was strangled to death in the granary in the Hoffman barn. It is supposed that the lad in attempting to get some grain from the granary bins was unable to reach down over a board which held the cereals in the bin and crawled partially through when one of the heavy boards dropped suddenly, pinning his throat to the floor. The lad was found by his mother, who had started a search for him after discovering his absence. He was the last of a family of four children, the other three having died some time ago.
The funeral took place Saturday, interment being made in the Belsano cemetery.