Friday, July 6, 2012

Mrs. Larimer's Remains Here For Interment

Centerville Daily Citizen - 27 August 1913
 It is probable that many of the older residents of Centerville will remember Mrs. Sarah Luce Larimer, a sister of Mrs. Jacob Shouts, former residents, although the Larimers were not residents of this city, but had made many visits here in the past.  Mrs. Larimer died last Saturday in Ft. Worth, Texas, where she had made her home for the last twenty years, her death being sudden from heart trouble, she being 77 years of age. The remains arrived here last night, and will be interred at Oakland cemetery according to her wishes. The late W. J. Larimer, her husband, and their only son, Mr. F. E. Larimer, are buried here. Accompanying the remains were Mrs. Larimer's sister, Mrs. G. F. Albright of Albuquerque, New Mexico, her brother, Mr. R. G. Luce of Ft. Worth, and her neice, Mrs. H. M. Price also of Ft. Worth.
  The party was met at the Rock Island Depot last night by Undertaker B. F. Gordon and taken to the Shaw undertaking parlors where they may be viewed by friends. The relatives accompanying the casket are at the Continental hotel and will be in the city for a few days while looking after the construction of cement and granite vault, so the time of the funeral cannot be announced as yet.


  1. Thanks for posting this. I only just found it & I'd wondered what happened to Mrs. Larimer .. the last mention I could find was that after 1904 she was reportedly living in OK ... seems it should have been Ft. Worth, TX. I hope you don't mind, I updated my blog and created a link to your post.

    1. Mrs. Larimer lived in Ft. Worth, TX, where she was a successful business woman. I have a considerable amount of information on Mrs. Larimer. My interest comes from that fact that her husband's brother and sister lived in or near Jerome, Iowa. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you.