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Hugh Roddan, Jr. (1916)


Posted By: Volunteer Transcriber
Date: 7/8/2020 at 11:46:38

The Perry Daily Chief
Perry, Iowa
November 17, 1916
Page 1, Column 4


Hugh Roddan, Jr. Succumbs to Dread Disease After Only a Short Illness

The Dexter Sentinel has the following concerning the death of Hugh Roddan, Jr., a nephew of Mrs. W. B. Howe and O. F. Roddan of this city. The young man was 24 years of age and one of the finest young fellows in the community and his death is a shock to the Perry relatives and friends. Because of the strict quarantine regulations which are being enforce the funeral services were private. The Sentinel says:

Hugh Roddan, Jr., who lived near Menlo, was stricken with infantile paralysis a short time ago while picking corn. First, he lost the use of his hands, then his limbs and after about a weeks illness in bed, he died. This is the first case of the dreaded disease which has affected a Dexter home, and seems unbelievable that this disease should strike down one who seemed so strong. Mr. Roddan has lived in and near Dexter for many years until a short time ago he moved to the farm where he died, about 1:30 Monday morning, Nov. 13.

Besides his parents and sister he leaves to mourn his early death a wife and baby and many friends. Interment was made in the Dexter cemetery Monday.


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