Coming as a shock to the entire community was the death of Mrs. Matts Simonis, who passed away very suddenly last Friday about noon. Mrs. Simonis had prepared dinner when she was taken suddenly ill, and died about an hour and a half later. Medical aid was sought but she passed away before the physician could reach her.
The funeral services which were held from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon were largely attended. The body was laid to rest in the City cemetery.
Matilda Ann Harrison was born in Orange County, Indiana, March 4, 1874; died at her home on Wolf Creek July 17, 1925. She came to North Powder with her parents March 16, 1886, and resided here ever since. She was united in marriage to Matts Simonis April 11, 1896, and to this union were born nine children seven of whom survive her.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, her aged father, T.J. Harrison, three sons Ernest, Lawrence and Harrison; four daughters, Ellen and Ethel Simonis and Mrs. Elias Smith all of North Powder, and Mrs. Herman Halfer of Cove, and three grandchildren. Five brothers, Joseph Harrison of Sumpter, George, Ira and Bennett and Charles Harrison of North Powder. Two sisters Mrs. Jake Simonis of North Powder and Mrs. Jane Locken of Haines, besides many other close relatives and friends.
North Powder News
Saturday, July 25, 1925