E. W. OTTO GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Mar 6, 1908
ERIE DEATH NOT DUE TO SMALLPOX
TO CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE.
Erie, March 6
–Te Record says: E. W. Otto an
old soldier and one of the older residents of this county, died at his home on
East Third st., last Saturday Morning. He
had been ill only about one week and it was not known that his condition was
serious until a short time before his death.
Mr. Otto recently
made a trip to Western Kansas and became ill a short time after his return
home. A few hours before his death symptoms of small pox became
apparent, and this likely would have added to his afflictions if death had not
resulted so soon from another cause. About 11 o’clock Friday evening
he sustained a cerebral hemorrhage, which rendered him unconscious and finally
resulted in his death. The case of small pox had not developed
sufficiently to have had any influence upon his death and according to
statements of the physicians it had not even advanced to the stage where it
would be contagious.
Mr. Otto was
almost 62 years of age and served in the Civil war with Company I, 21st
Missouri. He had been a resident of this county for about twenty years
and during that time had lived in Chanute, Erie and St. Paul. He had
lived here for several years proceeding his death.
Mr. Otto is survived by his wife his five sons, Ed Otto of Kansas City, Charles, Don and George of Western Kansas, and Britton, who lived with his parents here, and his two daughters, Mrs. George Bohrer of this place and Mrs. Ruby who lives at home.