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Pilmer, James (1856-1939)


Posted By: Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/25/2017 at 18:50:30

The Atlantic News Telegraph
Atlantic, Iowa
Friday, April 7, 1939
Page 1, Column 5


James Pilmer, 83, well known Atlantic man, passed away at his home, 709 Spruce street, late Thursday afternoon, after an illness of only four days. Death was attributed to complications of illness due to his advanced age.

Born March 24, 1856, in Polk county, Ia., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Pilmer, his early boyhood was spent in Polk county, where he was married to Anna McCash. She preceded him in death in 1894.

On Aug. 28, 1907, at Correctionville, Ia., he was married to Ethel May Ridgley. The moved to Mount Vernon, S. D., where they lived for eight years before coming to Atlantic.

He is survived by his widow, and four grandchildren by the former marriage, Mrs. B. F. Forrester of Mitchell, S. D., Max Reed and Gail Reed, also of Mitchell, and Leslie Reed of Minnesota; three brothers, Philip B. Pilmer of Des Moines, John Pilmer of Atlantic, W. R. Pilmer of St Charles; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Hood of Massena, Mrs. Belle Carter of Cupertino, Cal., and Mrs. Agnes McCash of Anita.

He was a member of the Congregational church and of the local Masonic lodge.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Congregational church in Atlantic, the Rev. C. William Bast officiating. Interment will be in the Massena cemetery.

A Masonic service will be held at the church. The remains will be removed to his late home at 709 Spruce street from the Roland, Peacock and Baxter funeral home early Saturday morning to lie in state until the funeral hour.

NOTE FROM CONTRIBUTOR: James Pilmer was born March 24, 1856 and died April 6, 1939.


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