Saturday, May 28, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Coatesville Man Dies In Iowa (1927)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, June 9, 1927 – page 7, column 4

Word comes to Hendricks county relatives of the death of Elias Nelson Grimes, Tuesday, May 31, at his home in Newton, Iowa. He had been in poor health for some time, and a stroke of apoplexy on the 20th hastened his passing. He was the son of Elias and Sarah Phillips Grimes, and was born on a farm near Coatesville, May 24, 1856. His younger years were spent in that community, and he will be remembered by a number of friends and relatives. He was of a kind and happy disposition, and made friends wherever he went.

Forty-six years ago, after the death of his mother, he and his father moved to Iowa and that state has been his home since that time.

He was united in marriage to Minnie Tice, at Pella, Iowa, on January 11, 1885. The widow with two daughters and one grandson are left to mourn their loss. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Susannah Kendall, of Indianapolis, who has been an invalid, confined to her bed for two years, and two brothers, John W. Grimes, of Long Beach, Cal., and Samuel B. Grimes, of Zionsville, Indiana.

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