Sunday's Obituary: Miss Alice Knott, Washington, Iowa

All PARROT owners, BEWARE!
Searching through the Daily Iowa Capital newspaper, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa from September 14th, 1899, is this very brief death announcement:

Suffocation Causes Death of a Washington Woman.
Washington, Sept. 14 - Miss Alice Knott was found dead in bed Tuesday.  She had been suffocated by gas, which a pet parrot had turned on."
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