Bloomington (IN) Daily Telephone
October 13, 1925
NOTE: A later edition of the newspaper identified W. R. Martin as William R. Martin.
Bedford Mail: "W. R. Martin, who has been ill for some time at his home, was taken to the hospital on Saturday where he underwent an operation for diseased bone in his leg by Dr. Mumford, eminent bone specialist of Indianapolis. He is in a very serious condition, and the family is much alarmed. Roger Martin, Wabash College student, has arrived home, and Mrs. Martin's mother, Mrs. Daugherty of Liberty, Mo., is also here."
October 17, 1925
W. R. MARTIN SERIOUSLY ILL
Attorney William R. Martin, who has been critically ill since last Saturday at the Dunn Hospital at Bedford, submitted to a second operation there Tuesday night. The right knee, which is badly infected from poison in his system, was opened by a specialist for drainage purposes, the Bedford Democrat says, and his condition is reported as about the same as it was yesterday. Unless marked improvement is shown within the next 48 hours, it is quite probable that the limb will be amputated in an effort to save his life.
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.