Nelson Wagor (1895)
Posted By: Kent Transier (email)
Date: 12/15/2006 at 07:55:29
Winterset Madisonian, Tuesday, 23 Jul 1895, page 3
Nelson Wagor, son of S. D. Wagor, died last Friday at the home of his parents. He was a young man about nineteen years old, but being delicate and small for his age, appeared to be many years younger. When a small boy he once put a head of timothy in his mouth, and it slipped down his windpipe, causing an ulceration in his lung, from which he could get no permanent relief. The funeral was held at the home of his father in the southeast part of the city on Saturday evening last, and the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large number of sympathizing friends.
Winterset Reporter – July 25, 1895
Chips and Whetstones
Nelson E. Wagor died at the home of his parents in this city last Friday at 2 o’clock p.m., aged 18 years, 10 months and 4 days. In August, 1884, Nelson accidentally sucked a timothy head down his wind-pipe and it lodged in the lower part of the lungs, forming an abscess there. He took to coughing severely at intervals, and about four months after the accident he coughed up the core and stem of the timothy head, which was about three inches long. A year or so later every now and then he would have a severe nervous chill. In fact, never from the day of the accident was he in good health. He took down on Tuesday before his death Friday and grew rapidly worse until death came to his relief. He was born in Miami county, Kansas, and was an exemplary young man. The funeral was held at the family home Saturday evening.
Note: Burial was made in the Winterset cemetery.
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