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Katie Olive Auten Simons
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Birth: 1864
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1920
Four Presidents Corners
Allen County
Indiana, USA

Aged 56y

Married Isaac Raver November 3, 1891 in Adams County, Indiana. Divorced.


Married William R. Simons July 8, 1899 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.






Journal Gazette
March 30, 1920

Mrs. Katie Simons, 55, resided at the Four Presidents Corners. She had been ill at her home for some time and was unable to escape from her house. It is believed that she was killed by falling wreckage but her body was partly consumed by flames which developed immediately from an overturned stove.



News Sentinel
March 31, 1920

The circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Will Simons, two miles north of Monroeville, are very pathetic. According to the story of survivors, Mrs. Simons was crouched on the floor of their home holding her two children and praying, when the tornado broke. In the uncanny and freakish furry of the storm she was picked up bodily and hurled away from the children and out of the house.

Body Badly Burned

She was hurled through the air about 300 yards near the wreckage of the home of a neighbor, which had become afire from the overturning of a stove.

*The article goes into more details of Mrs. Simons's death but out of respect for her, I will not post it here.



 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  William Robert Simons (1866 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Elsie Ava Raver Simons-Bear (1891 - 1965)*
  Verden Simons (1906 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Hoagland
Allen County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Stone Lost or Destroyed
 
Created by: Trina
Record added: May 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19312389
Katie Olive <i>Auten</i> Simons
Added by: Trina
 
Katie Olive <i>Auten</i> Simons
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- Sue Allen
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013

- Trina
 Added: May. 9, 2007
 
 
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