Ernest Edward Zimmerman was born in Liberty Township, Washington County, Ohio, the son of Edward Zimmerman and Albertine Catherine Ullman (1882-1904). Edward and Albertine married on Valentine's Day in 1901. Ernest was born nine months later, on November 20, 1901. On March 30, 1904, the family was blessed with a daughter, Louisa Albertine Zimmerman. Sadly, less than 7 months later, Albertine died from typhoid fever. The baby Louisa was taken in by Albertine's sister, Lena Ullman Hartshorn and her husband Joseph. They raised Louisa as their daughter. On September 3, 1905, Edward married Mollie Grub. One son, Regis Lee Zimmerman was born to that marriage on March 2, 1910.
On October 15, 1924, Ernest married Phyllis Clark Page. They had one child, a son, Richard Edward Zimmerman, born December 25, 1927. Phyllis and Ernest's marriage ended (date unknown).
Ernest married Beulah Louise Brunson on February 21, 1931. Three children were born to Ernest and Beulah, Ernest Eugene "Gene" Zimmerman, on August 14, 1933, Carole Sue Zimmerman, November 6, 1936, and Ruth Ann Zimmerman, January 16, 1939. That marriage also ended.
Prior to 1969, Ernest married the twice widowed Mabel Lenore Taylor (Baird) (Bowmaster). They resided in Athens, Ohio, and both spent their final days at Angel of Mercy West Nursing Home in Albany, Athens County, Ohio where Mabel preceded Ernest in death.
Ernest Edward Zimmerman, Notice of Death, as published in the Athens Daily Messenger, November 30, 1976:
Ernest Zimmerman, 75, former resident of the Fenzel Apartment, Congress Street, died Monday afternoon in the Angel of Mercy West Nursing Home, Albany, after a long illness.
He was a former employee of Belk's Department Store.
Arrangements will be announced by the Jagers and Sons Funeral Home.
Final arrangements, as published December 1, 1976 in the Athens Daily Messenter.
ATHENS -- Services for Ernest Zimmerman, 75, formerly of the Fenzel Apartments, Congress Street, will be conducted Thursday, 11 a.m. in the Jagers and Sons Funeral Home by the Rev. David Holdren with burial in the West Union Cemetery.
Friends my call at the funeral home anytime today.
He was born in Harrietsville, son of the late Edward and Albertine Ullman Zimmerman. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward Brum, and a half-brother, Regis Zimmerman, both of Marietta.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel, in 1974, and by a son, Richard.
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