17 July 2011
Sunday's Obituary - J.M. Kilmer (1863-1921)
Wednesday, October 19, 1921
J.M. Kilmer Succumbs at
Iowa City, Iowa
J.M. Kilmer, aged 58, a former resident of
Marseilles and Seneca, died at the Iowa City hospital, at 11 o'clock Monday night after a lingering illness. His death was caused by complication of diseases. Iowa City, Iowa
The deceased was born March 13, 1863, in
and resided in that vicinity most of his life. For a time he resided in Manlius Township Marseilles and thence went to Seneca, which town he left 11 years ago for . He was in the draying business in Iowa and Seneca. Marseilles
He was married three times. In 1885 he married Mary Armstrong, who died in 1906. His second marriage took place in
in 1907, when he took Mae Bennett, of this city as his bride. She died three weeks after the wedding. His third marriage took place in this city when he married Mrs. Walter Sheldon, of Ottawa , in 1909. Three children were born of this union. The couple separated about a year ago, and since that time Mr. Kilmer had been living with a sister in Marseilles . Iowa
Surviving he leaves his wife, three children - James, Lucille and Georgia - two brothers - Peter Kilmer, of Lincoln, Neb. and W.J. Kilmer, of Waverly, Iowa - and three sisters - Mrs. Edward Bowers, of Ottawa, Mrs. Olive Trumper, Mason City, Iowa, and Mrs. Morellia Lane, Green Mountain, Iowa.
The body will be shipped to Seneca for burial.
Seneca - Agency at Beffel's Store
Former Local Resident Will be Buried Here
James Monroe Kilmer, better know to his friends in Seneca and vicinity as Roy Kilmer, died at the Iowa City hospital at Iowa City, Iowa, on October 17th. The cause of his death was high blood pressure and Bright's disease. The body will be brought to Seneca, arriving here sometime tomorrow morning. It will be taken to the home of his nephew, William Kilmer, in Seneca, and the funeral service will be held at the Kilmer home at 1 o'clock tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. Burial will be made in
cemetery. Mt. Hope
Mr. Kilmer was well known in Seneca. He was in the draying business here for several years, and previous to that he farmed east of Seneca. He was born near
and spent most of his life in LaSalle county. He made Seneca his home for years, and left the last time ten years ago. He was first united in marriage with Miss Mary Armstrong, who died from injuries received in a fall while the family was living in the "brick house" on the Morris road, east of Seneca. He was again married, and his second wife died in 1908. He was married again, and his third wife survives him. Marseilles
Mr. Kilmer was 56 years old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, three children -James Edward Kilmer, Lucille Catherine Kilmer and George Kilmer, all at home - and by three sisters - Mrs. Edward Bowers, of Ottawa, Mrs. Marilla Lane, of Green Mountain, Iowa, and Mrs. E.H. Trumper, of Mason City, Iowa - and two brothers- W.J. Kilmer, of Waverly, Iowa, and Peter Kilmer of Lincoln, Neb.
Friday, October 21, 1921
Seneca - Agency at Beffel's Store
Many Attend Funeral Service for Roy Kilmer
The funeral service of Roy Kilmer was held at the home of his nephew, W.A. Kilmer, at two o'clock yesterday afternoon. A large number of Seneca relatives and friends as will as friends and relatives from other towns, attended the service. Rev. J. F. Lawler, ofAmong those from out of town who attended were W.J. Kilmer, Waverly, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Tremper, Estherville, Iowa; James Kilmer, Estherville, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. John Sigler and Mr. and Mrs. William Sigler, Mrs. Dave Roe, Mrs. Lillie Holcomb, Mrs. John Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. James McIntyre and daughter, Margaret, Robert Sigler, all of Marseilles; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Williams of Grand Ridge; Walter and Arthur Kilmer, of Verona, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Bowers, Mrs. Katherine Stadden and daughter Myrtle and Mrs. Esther Shelton, all of Seneca.
, had charge of the service. Mrs. Nina Goldie and Miss Isabelle Marshall of the Seneca Methodist church choir sang. The pall-bearers were Ottawa , Thomas Wright, Pat Judge, Thomas Wright [2x's], Frank Kelecher, and G.A. Gerber. William Underhill