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Blood Poison Kills Calvin Coolidge, Jr.

The death of Calvin Coolidge, Jr. on Tuesday of this week brought all America to a deep sympathy with President and Mrs. Coolidge.

Funeral services were held at the White House on Wednesday at four o’clock; the body was taken on Wednesday night to Southhampton, Mass.: from there it was to be taken to Plymouth, Vermont for burial.

The death of the President’s son was caused by a blister on his heel which broke and became infected. He was called a martyr to his idea of a good sport because he would not complain about what he considered an injury of no consequence until he was already sick and it was too late for doctors to accomplish his recovery.

He was sixteen years old, and of a very slight build, the doctors said that he had no reserve strength with which to fight the illness.

Dublin Progress, July 11, 1924