Georgia Ann Grimes Obituary

Clark County Clipper, December 6, 1906


Georgia Ann Grimes was born near Holden, Johnson county, Missouri, November 14th., 1885; departed this life at the place of her birth; November 29th., 1906; age 21 years and 15 days.

Only once or twice in our years of newspaper work have we been called upon to publish the departure of a young woman in the brightest years of life and now, as we contemplate that the deceased was barely twenty-one years old, it seems that we can scarcely find words to express our sorrow.  A dear mother may go, but we can remember that she has lived up life's morning, but not so with Georgia; she had only begun life.

Georgia had not been amongst us very long, but those who knew her learned to lover her; and they with the entire community will join us; we know, in extending the most heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Under the heading, "Died at the end of Her Journey," the Holden Progress has this to say about the sad death:

A pathetic death was that of Miss Georgia Ann Grimes, which occurred in this city, Thursday morning a little before 8:00 o'clock, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Frank R. Huber.

Miss Grimes with her mother left Ashland, Kansas, near which town they live on a ranch, Tuesday, expecting to arrive here to participate in the Thanksgiving festivities; but instead of any festivities the day was one of sadness and gloom for the mother and other relatives.

For several years, Miss Georgia had suffered from diabetes, and it is thought the long journey hastened her end, as she had not been feeling as well as usual for some days.

Shortly after their train had left Topeka, Miss Georgia complained of not feeling well and soon sank into unconsciousness, from which she never roused.  Two physicians on the train did all they could for Miss Grimes, and when Kansas City was reached, Dr. M. W. Pickard, surgeon for the C. & A. railroad took charge of her and accompanied her to Holden, where she was taken from the train and carried to the home of her sister.  Her father was telegraphed for before she reached Holden and he arrived here Thursday evening.

Miss Georgia was born in Holden and had lived here all her life until the last three summers, which she spent in Clark county, Kansas, on the ranch.  She always called Holden her home and manifested an eager desire to be with her sisters, Mrs. F. R. Huber and Mrs. Jas. F. Ferguson, and other friends here.

The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the home of F. R. Huber, at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. W. Boulton, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Holden cemetery.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 13, 2005.

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