Source: North Manchester Journal, July 26, 1911


James Stiggleman, Once of Peabody Factory, Passes Away

Early Friday morning at his home in Wabash, James Stiggleman died from the results of heart trouble from which he had been suffering for some time. He had been in charge of the exhibit of the Cardinal Cabinet company of Wabash in Chicago for a short time, but was compelled to return home a little more than a week ago on account of his health. For several days he was feeling badly, but was not thought that his condition was serious, even when he went to sleep the night before his death. About midnight he awoke with a severe pain in his arm, which gradually passed away, and as it did so he went into the sleep from which he never awakened. He was born in Richmond, April 15, 1858 and came to Wabash county when only a boy. He married Elsie White April 14, 1885, and she with four children survive. The funeral services were held in Wabash Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Stiggleman was well known in this city, having at first been associated with James B. and Thomas A. Peabody in establishing the Peabody factory here.