Monday, June 15, 2009
David Tharp Zimmerman, 1842-1924
The Seymour Herald - December 1924
David Tharp Zimmerman was born in Pike, Ohio, January 22, 1842, and died at his home in Seymour, Iowa, December 2, 1924 at 82 years, 10 months and 10 days.
Although Mr. Zimmerman had been in failing health for some time none of his friends considered him seriously ill. However, death came and he quietly passed away.
When about 12 years of age he came with his family to Louisa County, Iowa. Three years later his family moved to Wayne County, Iowa. He married Katie Carson in Wayne County, Iowa, 25 November, 1877. They made their home southwest of Seymour for 25 years. In 1901 he moved to Jerome, Iowa, where 18 happy years were spent. About five years ago because of declining health they moved into the town of Seymour.
Not having any children of his own he made a home for a New York homeless boy, whom persons of Seymour know as Frank McKin. Frank came from Casper, Wyoming, to attend the funeral of this man who had befriended him. Besides his wife he is survived by one brother, J. C. Zimmerman of Corydon, Iowa. Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The funeral service was from the Christian Church, December 4, and burial in the Southlawn Cemetery of Seymour.
Transcribed from Ancestry.com's Zimmerman Message Board and submitted by Leah McKin.