Bakersfield, CA Chokes to Death on Cigar Butt, May 1929

Chokes to Death on Cigar Butt

BAKERSFIELD, Cal., May 27 (AP). -- Steven W. Marshall, 35, chief clerk for the Petroleum Securities Company, choked to death here Monday on a cigar butt which he was chewing and accidentally swallowed.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 May 1929

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Bakersfield, Cal.-- Steven W. Marshall, 35, chief clerk of a petroleum securities company here, choked to death Sunday night on the butt of a cigar which he was chewing.  While bending over a safe, he coughed heavily and fell to the floor gasping.  He died a few minutes after reaching a hospital.  Physicians removed a two-inch cigar stub from the man's throat.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 May 1929