Obituary for General Richard D. Simms, Washington Herald, April 1, 1920

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and to fim GERGEShfI R MILIEALTh KLlIISELF Capital Traction Company Treasurer Ends His Life By tanging. DIES NEAR ASHEVILLE War Veteran and Former Comnmander of D. C. National Guard. Asheville, N. C., March 31.-The lifeless body of Gen. Richard D. Siums, treasurer of the Capital Traction Company, and former commander commander of the National Guard of the District of Columbia. was found hanging to a tree on Doses Creek. about four miles from Asheville, just off the Asheville-Weaverville highway, this afternoon about 3 t o'clock. Gen. limms had ridden from Hillcrest Hillcrest Sanitarium, where he had been a patient. for several weeks, on horse, and after tying the rope around his neck pnd 'throwing it over a limb of a tree, made the horse walk out from under him. He was found by a farmer, who notified county authorities. Dedy Held at Asheville. The body was brought to a local undertaking establishment, where it is held pending instructions from relatives. Gen. Simms came here about two or three months ago owing to ill health and for some time was a guest at the Manor. an exclusive tourist inn here. He left there for the sanitarium, where he had been taking treatment. He apparently apparently had blta gaining in health. y at Bowle; at to a of ' formal by the

Clipped from The Washington Herald01 Apr 1920, ThuPage 1

The Washington Herald (Washington, District of Columbia)01 Apr 1920, ThuPage 1
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