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Edward "Eddie" Ringham 1927-1932


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/3/2010 at 23:35:09

Eddie Ringham is Victim of Lock Jaw
Funeral Rites Today

Eddie Ringham, the five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ringham, passed away at Iowa City on Monday last.

The little chap ran a sliver into his leg just below the knee a week ago last Monday. The wound healed up in fine shape. Last Saturday night the lad became very ill in the night. He said his tongue was thick and that his jaws hurt him. Medical attention was called and it was found that the boy was suffering with lock jaw. There was no fresh serum in the city for that disease and it was decided that they could reach Iowa City in the length of time it would take to obtain the serum. Carl Wells took the father and mother and the son and left on Sunday for University Hospital. They arrived there about twelve o’clock that night. It was too late to do much for the boy and he passed away before noon on Monday [April 4, 1932]. The remains were returned home and the funeral services were held this afternoon from the Baptist church at 2:30, with Rev. Yearnd officiating. Interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 6, 1932)

Mrs. Will Freeman of Emmetsburg, arrived in Estherville Wednesday for the little Ringham’s boy’s funeral. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, April 6, 1932)


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