FARMER VICTIM OF PARALYSIS
A. E. Wiggins, 35, Dies at Home near Angola; Ill Since Friday
Angola, Sept. 9 –
Algen Earl Wiggins, 35, died of infantile paralysis this morning at his farm home west of this city. He had been ill since Friday but his illness was not diagnosed as poliomyelitis until yesterday. Death resulted when paralysis affected his respiratory system.
It was the first death from infantile paralysis in Steuben County during the current spread of the disease and was the third case reported in the county. The other two were mild cases.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Edna Wiggins; three children, Roscoe, Marilyn and Ruth, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Wiggins of near this city.
Private funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 am at the home with Rev. John Humfreys officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
September 10, 1940
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