Lamar Democrat: Feb 26, 1925 WIFE PRECEDED HIM THREE DAYS
Simon Primmer died at his home Southeast of the square, at 11:30, Wednesday evening. He passsed only three days after his wife, who expired, at 12:30, Sunday afternoon. Mr. Primmer had been very feeble, for the past year. Mrs Primmer, who nursed him, and who was seven years his junior, seemed so sprightly and so strong, few of their friends dreamed that she would go first, but go first she did. It was plain, when his wife died, that Mr. Primmer could not survive her long. Tuesday he developed a slight fever. When the doctor was called he found the bronchial passages were rapidly filling up. It was only a question of hours, until the end.
A few years after the Civil War Mr. Primmer went to Barton Co., MO, & was there for 53 yrs before he died. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. G.W. Primmer, E.V. Primmer, both of Golden City, Mrs. John Still, of Forest Grove and Mrs John Lolley of Independence KS. The mother of the Children died, and, fourteen years ago last August, he married Mrs. McKinsey, who was a most faithful companion of his declining years. Funeral services, it was thought would be held at the Baptist Church, some time Saturday.
1910 All Soldiers and Widows in Barton County, MO-Brief Historical Sketches of All Union and Confederate Soldiers and Widows of Union Soldiers SIMON P. PRIMMER Company A. 68th O.V.I., Enlisted December 8, 1861, in Henry Co. Discharged at Cincinnati by reason of disability. Re-enlisted Co. I, 125th O.V.I. at Napolean, went to Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge with 4th A.C., fought through and on out to Texas, in several battles and skirmishes to Galveston by boat, for three months or more. Discharged there September 25, 1865. Came home on boat to Cincinnati. Married 1859. Two children, both died, wife disappeared and never heard from her. Second marriage November 8, 1867. Two sons and two daughters living & marries (1910). Wife d. Feb 5, 1901. Third marriage September 15, 1909. Came to Baron Co. November 1872. Farming generally. Settled in Lamar, 1910.
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