SWAIM, Irve - Fountain County INGenWeb Project

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Source: Iva Lewis Obituary Scrapbook
Irve Swaim, 62, well known farmer and stock buyer of Tangier, was seriously injured in a head-on collision Thursday evening about 4:30 o’clock. He was en route from Paris, Ill., to his home and was on the Paris-Clinton road. His 1938 Chevrolet coach and a 1937 Chevrolet coupe driven by a Mr. Elam of Paris, were demolished. An ambulance from Paris took both men to a Paris hospital and as they were lone relatives did not receive word for several hours. Mr. Elam passed away Friday morning at 10 o’clock. An operation was performed Friday in an attempt to save Mr. Swaim’s life, X-ray pictures showed one leg broken in two places, a shattered arm, broken collar bone, broken ribs, and internal injuries. His wife, Mrs. Pearl Swaim and daughter, Mrs. Pauline Deal, both of Tangier are staying at Paris to be near him. – jlr
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