Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daniel Shawhan Larimer, 1833-1919

Streator Daily Free Press [IL] - 28 October 1919
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  Death Takes Octogenarian
  D. S. Larimer, father of John Larimer, well known conductor on the New York Central R. R., passed away at Ryburn hospital, Ottawa, at one o'clock this morning.  Death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy which the aged man suffered two days ago.  He never regained consciousness after the stroke and expired during the past night.
  Mr. Larimer was born in Shakleyville, Pa., Nov. 15, 1833.  He came to Streator thirty-five years ago and has lived here ever since.  His wife, Amanda [McCormick] Larimer, died tow and a half years ago.  The descendant is survived by the following children:  Four sons, all of whom are railroad men, Joseph of Kankakee; George of Dwight; James of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and John of Streator.  One daughter, Mrs. Lincoln Moore lives at Jerome, Ia. where the father will be interred beside his wife.
  Mr. Larimer, was for many years bagman for the C. I. & S. and was a well known figure on the streets of this city where he was well liked by everyone.  The body will be shipped directly from Ottawa to Jerome, Iowa, for burial.  Mr. and Mrs. John Larimer will accompany the remains.
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  Transcribed from a post of Leah_M on 25 November 2004 to the Ancestry.com Message Board for LaSalle County, Illinois, with note:  Daniel Shawn Larimer (15 Nov 1833, Sheakleyville, Mercer Co., Pennsylvania - 28 Oct 1919, Ottawa, La Salle Co., Illinois).

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