Obit: Adrian, Matthew B. (1886? - 1957)
Surnames: Adrian, Eder
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 05/16/1957
Adrian, Matthew B. (1886? - 10 May 1957)
Funeral services for Matthew B. Adrian of Fond du Lac, age 71, inventor of the X-Ray machine used for fitting shoes and several other fluoroscopic instruments, were held at Fond du Lac Tuesday morning. He died Friday from a heart ailment.
A native of Freedom, Wis., Mr. Adrian attended high school at Colby where he began experimenting with X-Ray machines. While working for a medical X-Ray firm in Fond du Lac, he hit upon the idea that led to his invention and to the establishment of the M. B. Adrian & Sons X-Ray Co.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, three brothers, three sisters and eight grand children.
Mr. Adrian was a nephew of Mrs. Lena Eder and visited her on her 80th birthday anniversary June 24, 1954. His father was Peter Adrian who owned a blacksmith shop in Colby many years ago.
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