"Man, 80, Found Dead In Home - An 80-year-old man identified as August E. Karner, was found dead yesterday morning beside a gas cook stove at his home at 303 East Cluster St., where he lived alone. City Detectives Jack Shykove and W. A. Meares said one of the gas jets was on, but not burning. Since they learned he was a victim of strokes, they believed he possibly could have fallen, struck the stove and accidently turend on the jet. A Tampa resident 20 years, Karner is survived by one sister, Mrs. Anna Doerfler, of Riga, Mich."
Published in The Tampa Morning Tribune, Saturday, December 23, 1950.