The Cedar Lake boy, according to Dr. William Weis, Lake County health commissioner, is the first whooping cough victim in the county in 20 years. The boy died in a violent coughing attack.
Survivors include his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Harry Robinson; brothers, Harry and Clifford; grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Milton Robinson and Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson of Gary; and great grandfather Chris Claussen of Hebron.
The body was taken to Geisen's funeral home in Crown Point where funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Harold Brown of East Gary officiated, with burial in the Hebron cemetery.
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