June 1937


Man and Son Are Found Dead in Bed, Asphyxiated While Asleep.

J.A. Dahl and his son were found dead in their beds at their home at Mackville {sp}, having been asphyxiated by coal gas. The gas escaped from a defective soft coal stove which was used in the sleeping room.

When the neighbors noticed that the two men were not about the place during the next day an investigation was made and the two dead bodies were found lying on the bed.

At first it was believed that the two men had met with foul play, as their faces were blackened and distorted as if they had been strangled to death, but further investigation revealed the source of the trouble.

Wahpeton Times, 3/14/1907

Escaped Inmate

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