Chester Wiggin

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Saturday., March 6, 1943

Chester Wiggin Dead; Pioneer Of Lewiston

Chester A. Wiggin, 56, native of Lewiston and a member of one of its pioneer families, died at 2:30 yesterday morning at his home, 1135 Twelfth avenue, after a prolonged illness.

Mr. Wiggin was born Jan. 23, 1887, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lott Wiggin. His father arrived at Lewiston in May, 1861, aboard the first steamer to ascend Snake river, the Col. Wright, commanded by Capt. Lem White. His mother was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newell. The old Wiggin home was on First street at the head of D. street.

Mr. Wiggin in 1915 married Miss Wilhelmina Spengler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam C. Spengler.

Mr. Wiggins was known in the northwest as a cartoonist and several of his drawings were published in newspapers and magazines of national circulation. He was employed at Spengler's bakery for several years, retiring because of ill health. He was a member of the Elks lodge.

Survivors are his widow and two sons, Robert Arthur Wiggin, naval trainee at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and Chester A. Wiggin, draftsman at the Kaiser shipyards, Portland. The sons will arrive here today.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Brower-Wann chapel. Interment will be in the family plot at Normal Hill cemetery on Monday.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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