James Larimore served as chaplain of the 9th Iowa Cavalry Regiment from November 1863 until March 1865.
Died suddenly of heart failure at his home in Chicago, May 30, 1894, was for many years prominent in the literary, social and religious work of the city.
He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, May 6, 1834, and was a son of Joseph and Mary Jane (Wilson) Larimore, both also natives of that place.
Editor of the Chicago Evening Journal.
First marriage, at Hudson, New York, to Miss Katie Hoysradt, a beautiful and talented young lady, who died in Chicago in 1865. Her remains, with those of their two little boys, rest in the cemetery at Niles, Michigan.
Second marriage to Miss Hattie Stevens, of Chicago, the soprano singer of his church choir.