Grimm, Geneva 1912

Obituary – Geneva Grimm
East Liverpool Tribune


A tub of water left on the kitchen floor at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Grimm of 435 West Eighth street, at 9:10 o’clock yesterday morning July 30, 1912), claimed as its victim, Geneva, the little 19-months-old daughter, who left alone for a few minutes while the mother was sweeping off the porch, managed to grasp the sides of the tub and raise herself to a standing position, then topple in.

Upon re-entering the house, Mrs. Grimm screamed when she saw the child’s body lying still in the water of the tub. A neighbor lady, hearing the scream, hurried into the Grimm home to see the mother holding the lifeless form close to her breast.

Drs. Rose Hathaway of this city, and G. W. Wentz of Chester, were summoned, but their efforts to resusticate life, were unavailing.

The father, who is employed at the Crockery City brewery, was summoned and upon his arrival home, found his wife in such an unnerved condition following the shock, as to need medical attention.

Funeral services over the remains will be held from the late home at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon, Rev. M. Thompson officiating. Interment will be made in the Riverview cemetery.