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Sterling Gazette, 7 August 1880

Wm. Elliott, aged about forty years, of Lyons, Iowa, was fishing in a boat in the Mississippi river, Sunday, when he was drowned.  Too much whisky is the supposed cause.  His body was recovered Tuesday in Dead Soldier's slough on the Illinois side of the river.  The Coroner from Lyons came across and towed the body over to the Iowa side of the river, then the Whiteside county Coroner went across the river and towed the body back and held the inquest on this side of the river.

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