Wyper died of blood poisoning, C. 1930s

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My grandmother told me about her mother had a brother who died at age 10 or 11 because he went out at night with his friends and tried to rob a vending machine, got cut by the machine, and by the time the police found him, he was dead.

All I know is his last name was Wyper, probably lived in Bellshill, Scotland and died probably in the 1930s
in Genealogy Help by Max Stenner G2G Rookie (250 points)

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Seems strange that he would die of blood poisoning so fast since it is a reaction to infection.  Now we call it sepsis and it is more deadly in those whose immune systems are compromised.  I wonder if he was missing for a few days or weeks and was found dead.  Very sad.  My daughter had a friend whose father died of sepsis.  He cut himself on the side while from the window he broke breaking into his ex-wife's apartment.  He thought it was just a cut and did not seek medical treatment.  It took about 3 weeks to kill him.  And he was fit; he was a cop.
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Hello, Max,

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