Martha Mason

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: writer and a longtime iron lung survivor who spent nearly 61 years in an iron lung after being stricken with polio but graduated at the top of her college class and wrote an autobiography.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from polio

 

Born: May 31, 1937

 

Died: May 4, 2009

 

Location: Lattimore, North Carolina