Katie Olive <I>Auten</I> Simons

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Katie Olive Auten Simons

  • Birth 1864 Indiana, USA
  • Death 28 Mar 1920 Four Presidents Corners, Allen County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Stone Lost or Destroyed
  • Memorial ID 19312389

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.

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  • Added: 9 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19312389
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Katie Olive Auten Simons (1864–28 Mar 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19312389, citing Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Trina (contributor 46897434) .