Thomas N Wimmer Family of California, USA:Information about Lloyd Patten Wimmer
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Lloyd Patten Wimmer (b. 26 Feb 1887, d. 14 Oct 1939)Lloyd Patten Wimmer (son of Thomas Gennings Wimmer Jr. and Sarah Elizabeth Patten)1590, 1591 was born 26 Feb 1887 in Payson, Utah, Utah, USA1592, 1593, and died 14 Oct 1939 in Walnut Park, Los Angeles, California, USA1594.He married Ida Kirk.
Notes for Lloyd Patten Wimmer:
The following information is given, to the best of my memory, of things told to me by family members (Bobbe Wimmer Kidrick)
Lloyd was donsidered one of the best teamsters in Grand County and worked for his father, during the time when they were hauling from the Big Indian Mine, south of Moab.To the best of my recollection, I believe I was told that he had either a crippled hand or was missing one hand, which makes his prowess as a teamster even more impressive.
One rather humourous story told about him, had to do with a small dog that he always took with him on the trips back and forth.As the story goes, Lloyd would try to have the dog ride beside him on the wagon box, but the little rascal liked to run along side.If one is at all familiar with the heat of the desert then it is easy to understand the following;Feeling sorry for the little fellow, Lloyd cut the fingers out of an old glove and fashioned "boots" to put on the little dog's feet.This worked well, for the most part, until the young man missed the dog and looking back down the trail, could see him, sitting in the shade of a bush, holding one paw up off of the ground.He had lost a 'boot' and was waiting patiently for his master to come back with a replacement!
The following is his obituary and is taken from the Salt Lake Tribune, 1939.
Lloyd Patten Wimmer, 52, a native of Payson, Utah, died Saturday at his home in Huntington Park, California, according to word received Sunday in Salt Lake City.
Mr. Wimmer was a son of T.G. and Sarah Patten Wimmer.He spent his childhood in Payson and moved to Salt Lake City, when he was 12 years old (1899) He attended Salt Lake schools and the University of Utah.Later he engaged in ranching and livestock raising at Greenriver and Payson.He moved to Huntington Park 17 years ago.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs Ida Kirk Wimmer, a son, Kirk Wimmer of Huntington Park; two brothers Andy G. Wimmer of Lynwood, CA and C.E. Wimmer of Roosevelt, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. Laura W. Stanton of Roosevelt and Mrs. G.V. Clemensen of Salt Lake City.
Funeral services will be conducted and burial will take place at Huntington Park.
More:October 1939, buriel in Whittier, CA (probably Forest Lawn?)
More About Lloyd Patten Wimmer:
Residence: 1930, Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California.1595
Children of Lloyd Patten Wimmer and Ida Kirk are:
- +Lloyd Kirk Wimmer, b. 21 Nov 1911, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California1595, d. 16 Feb 1998, Paradise, Butte, California, United States of America1596.