Ellen Keating Timon

DEATH OF MRS. ELLEN TIMON OCCURRED ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
REMAINS WILL THIS MORNING BE SHIPPED TO SAN PATRICIO FOR BURIAL

Mrs. Timon Was Pioneer Resident Moving to South Texas from Ireland When a Child.

Death yesterday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock claimed Mrs. Ellen Timon, wife of the late John Timon, for years a prominent stockman of San Patricio County. Mrs. Timon had been ill for the past three weeks and for several days relatives and friends had despaired of her recovery and realized that death was a matter of but a few hours.

Mrs. Timon was a pioneer of the Gulf Coast country. When but a slip of a girl she left her old home in Ireland, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Keating, and came to the Texas coast and later moving to Victoria where for many years the family made their home. Her father was one of the hardy Texans serving under General Sam Houston, who drove from the broad confines of Texas the Mexican Santa Anna and gave to Texas her liberty and independence.

RESIDED HERE 31 YEARS.

It was in Victoria that the marriage of John Timon and Ellen Keating occurred. The young couple went to the Timon ranch home near the town of San Patricio to make their home. Mrs. Timon had made her home in Corpus Christi for thirty-one years, residing at 616 Mesquite Street. She was 82 years of age at the time of her death.

She is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters, the sons being Walter F. Timon, County Judge of Nueces County; E. C. Timon, also of this city and Harry Timon, who makes his home at the Timon San Patricio County ranch. The daughters are Mrs. Cecelia Leahy of Mathis, Mrs. L. J. Barry of Beeville and Mrs. Laura Dolan of Beeville. All six of the children were at the bedside of their mother at the time of her death.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

This morning at 8:30 o'clock the remains will be taken from the residence to the station of the San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad and shipped to Timon Switch and then taken to the old family burying grounds at San Patricio for interment. The pallbearers will be Mayor Roy Miller, Joe Downey, R. R. Savage, Hugh Sutherland, Julius Lichtenstein, Edward Kleberg, George R. Clark and J. C. Bluntzer.

The services will be conducted at San Patricio by Rev. M. Puig of the Catholic Church.

As a mark of respect to deceased all offices at the city hall with the exception of the collectors, and all offices at the courthouse will be closed throughout today and the flags placed at half mast.

Corpus Christi Caller Times-December 31, 1914
Submitted by Lacey Sparks
11/16/02