Monday, June 15, 2009

Catherine "Katie" Carson Zimmerman

Funeral services for Catherine Zimmerman, who was killed in a automobile accident last Friday, were held at the Christian Church Tuesday. Mrs. Zimmerman was riding with Mrs. Elza Sagers, who was driving up a steep hill south of Seymour near the old Bert Harris farm when the engine died. The car started to back down the hill and Mrs. Zimmerman became alarmed and started to get out of the car. As she go out the momentum of the car threw her to the ground. The car backed into the ditch and upset. The car fell on Mrs. Zimmerman, with the front fender striking her at the lower part of the lungs and abdomen. Death was instantaneous. Help was summoned to left the car off the dead woman.

A coroner's inquest was held during the afternoon and the coroner pronounced the cause of death as accidental. Mrs. Sagers is 80 years old and Mrs. Zimmerman, 74. Catherine Carson was born in Cass County, Ill., May 21, 1858. Killed in an auto accident south of Seymour, Friday morning at 10 o'clock, July 15, 1932. Aged 74 years, 1 month and 24 days.

November 25, 1877, she married David Zimmerman and began housekeeping on a farm southwest of Seymour, where she enjoyed life for 25 years. In 1901 she and her husband moved to Jerome, where 18 happy and prosperous years were spent. Thirteen years ago Mrs. Zimmerman moved to Seymour, where the deceased has since lived. In 1924 her husband was called away in death, leaving her to finish life's journey alone. Not having any children of her own she took into her heart and home a homeless New York boy about 3 years of age, who many Seymour folks know as Frank McKim [sic] now living at Casper, Wyo.

Forty-five years ago Mrs. Zimmerman united with the Christian church at Antioch, in which she retained her membership until death. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Howard Zimmerman and Mrs. Charles Taylor, both living in Seymour, besides a number of friends who mourn her sudden death.

Funeral services were largely attended. Burial was made in Southlawn beside her husband. Elder G. A. Jeffrey conducted the services.
Transcribed from an unidentified obituary posted on's Zimmerman Message Board by Leah McKin.

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