Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Joseph Marshall Larimer, 1862-1937
The Democrat - 12 October 1937
J. L. Larimer, Washington, Dead, Ages 75
Retired Railroad Engineer Succumbs
Funeral Services Thursday
Special to The Democrat -- Washington, Ia., Oct. 12.--Joseph Marshall Larimer, 75, retired railroad engineer, resident of Washington four years, died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. A. Jones, at 4 a.m. Tuesday after several months illness. He had been bedfast since last December.
He was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, April 9, 1862, the family moving to Jerome, Iowa seven years later. He began his career as a railroad man in 1883, in Illinois and later worked on Iowa lines. He had seen 50 years active service before his retirement.
His marriage to Miss Esther Dodds took place June 22, 1892, and the family home was in Oskaloosa a few years. Late he moved to Peoria, Ill., where his wife died in 1926.
Surviving are five children; Mrs. Jones, Washington; Esther B. Larimer, Anaheim, Calif.; Floyd C., Kenosha, Wis.; Mrs. J. A. Bowers, Los Angeles; and James, Peoria, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Lincoln Moore, Jerome, Iowa; and a brother, George, Dwight, Ill. He had been chief engineer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in Oskaloosa, and was a member of the Masonic and Pythian orders.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Jones funeral home with the Rev. Arthur Atack officiating. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.
Transcribed from a 25 November 2004 post by firstname.lastname@example.org to the IAWASHIN-L Message Board on RootsWeb.com.