Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Thursday, April 4, 1922
Albert E. Wiggin Is Called By Death
Popular Young Man Succumbs to Bright's Disease - Son of Pioneer Family Sick Since November.
At 2:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at the family residence on First avenue, Albert Edward Wiggin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed L. Wiggin, passed from this life, the young man succumbing to a chronic attack of Bright's disease.
The illness which caused the death of Albert Edward Wiggin first seized him last fall while he was in Washington, D.C. In November he returned to Lewiston and received every medical care that could be given. For a time he showed signs of a betterment in his condition and about four weeks ago great encouragement was held out for a prolongation of his life. In fact, his condition became so renewed in physical vigor that he was able to be about. Then he suffered a relapse and was confined constantly to his home and bed. Until the end came the young man bore up with a fortitude seldom witnessed, and the transition from life to death was bravely met.
Albert Edward Wiggin was born in this city on December 31, 1900, and was therefore 21 years, three months and three days old at the time of death. After passing through the grade schools he entered the Lewiston high school and graduated with the class of 1919. He was appointed soon after his graduation by the senior senator of Idaho, William E. Borah, to West Point, from where he went to a position in Washington.
During his early boyhood, later in school life and up to the time of death Albert Edward Wiggin possessed staunch friends in almost limitless number. He was an active worker in all affairs pertaining to his school classes, and a member of the Phi Ch fraternity.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Wiggin are pioneer residents of Lewiston. Mrs. Wiggin was born and reared here while Mr. Wiggin has claimed this city as his home for 46 years. The sympathy of the entire community will go out to the family in their great bereavement. A brother, Lester L. Wiggin, also survives.
Arrangements for the funeral service are not yet completed. Mr and Mrs. Joseph Malloy, of Orofino, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Riggs, of Touchet, Wash., will arrive in the city this morning in response to telegrams announcing the death of their nephew. Mrs. Malloy is Mr. Wiggin's sister, and Mrs. Riggs a sister to Mrs. Wiggin.