source: The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, October 21, 1954 - page 1, column 3:
COATESVILLE MAN DIES FROM POLIO
Joseph O. Carter, a farmer of the Coatesville community, died Thursday afternoon in the Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, from bulbar polio. Mr. Carter became ill Monday morning and was taken to the hospital Wednesday where he was put in an iron lung.
Born in 1916 in Clay Township, he was the son of Arthur Lee Carter and Maude Carter Darnell. He was married to Marion McClure in 1940. He was a member of the Amo Baptist Church and a deacon in the church. He was a graduate of the Amo High School after which he began his farming career.
Funeral services were Sunday afternoon from the Amo Baptist Church in charge of the Rev. A.E. Chastain. Burial was in the Amo Cemetery.
Survivors are the widow, Marian; two sons, Roger Lee and Dale Allen; his mother, Mrs. Maude Carter Darnell, and a sister, Mrs. Hugh Isenberg, all of Coatesville.