Miller Zimmerman Obituary


Miller Zimmerman, Aged 27, of Whiteley Township, Victim of Unusual Accident on Kirby Road.

Thrown from a motorcycle on which he was riding with another young man at the top of the Bailey hill, one mile north of Kirby, Miller Zimmerman, aged 27, well known young man of Whiteley township, was so seriously injured that he died at 7:45 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Greene County Memorial hospital here from the effects of his injuries.

Mr. Zimmerman and his cousin, Carl Thralls, of Kirby, were returning home from Washington, and Zimmerman was riding behind Thralls on the motorcycle. When they reached the top of the Bailey hill, Lon Cummins, who resides at the top of the hill, was leading his team of horses across the road to the stable after watering the animals. Thralls attempted to avoid a collision, and whether or not the motorcycle struck one of the horses is not known as the animal bears no marks of a collision, but the two young men were thrown from the motorcycle, Zimmerman landing on his head in the concrete road. Zimmerman was rendered unconscious and suffered a severe wound on the back of the head, but examination did not disclose any fracture of the skull and his death is attributed to concussion. Thralls escaped with slight bruises. Mr. Zimmerman was brought to the hospital here, but never regained consciousness.

Mr. Zimmerman was a son of Vincent Zimmerman, of Kirby, and was widely known in southern Greene county. He was a lifelong resident of Whiteley township, and besides his father leaves a wife, Hazel Tennant Zimmerman; four children, Ruby, Earnest, Richard and Betty; two sisters, Mrs. Forney Dulaney, of Spraggs, and Mrs. Frank Orndoff, of Kirby, and one brother, Wade Zimmerman, at home.

Funeral services were held yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. C. Jarvis, of Mt. Morris, assisted by Rev. M. L. Husted, of Kirby. Interment was in the Claughton cemetery.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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