|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1878|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1913|
10 25 1913 Grand Rapids Herald / Hudsonville Zelma Hammond found dead hanging on to tree 2
10 26 1913 Grand Rapids Herald / Ottawa Co. Crime Officials baffled by Hammond death 7
10 27 1913 Grand Rapids Herald / Ottawa Co. Crime Belief that Zelma Hammond was murdered 1
10 29 1913 Grand Rapids Herald / Ottawa Co. Crime Atwood brothers in jail in Zelma Hammond murder case
11 9 1913 Grand Rapids Herald / Ottawa Co. Crime Atwood brothers arraigned for the murder of Zelma Hammond 5
2 7 1914 Atwood / Hammond Murder Case Jury finds Moris Atwood Guilty 1
Maurice Atwood and Zelda had been "keeping company" for a long time. The were married in Grand Rapids in juvenile court there, just previous to the woman becoming a mother. She accused Atwood of being the father of the child. Though Atwood denied this, he consented to the marriage it seems, rather than develop a scandal.
The victim of this tragedy was about 35 years of age and Atwood was her second husband. More than a decade ago she was married to a man by the name of Hammond whom she later divorced.
It was found in court that Atwood had murdered Zelma and staged the hanging to make it appear that Zelda had committed suicide.
Father: LOWING, EMMET G.
Mother: CHEYNE, ELIZA
Besides her mother, Zelma Hammond Atwood is survived by three sisters, Mrs Lillian Nielson, South Haven. Mrs Elbena Abel, South Blendn; Mrs Agnes Hall, Jenison and three brothers Hubert, Ralph and Alger Lowing, all of Georgetown township, Ottawa County. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Monday morning at the home of the mother.
Emmet Glenn Lowing (1853 - 1909)
Eliza Cheyne Lowing (1858 - 1916)
Zelma Lowing Atwood (1878 - 1913)
Herbert C Lowing (1881 - 1921)*
Alverna Maggie Lowing Abel (1885 - 1970)*
Mildred T. Lowing (1889 - 1890)*
Georgetown Township Cemetery
Plot: SEC/LT/GR 5 BK24-7 Lowing Lot
Created by: Not Forgotten
Record added: Dec 23, 2009
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