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CHINN, Jennie 1856-1928


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/27/2015 at 13:03:50

Mrs. Chinn Dies Suddenly

Mrs. W. T. Chinn was found dead in bed Monday morning. Heart failure is believed to have been the cause of her death. Death came at some time between four and seven o'clock in the morning. Her husband, Dr. Chinn, got up to go to an outside toilet about four o'clock Monday morning. The night latch caught as he closed the door and he locked himself out. He awoke Mrs. Chinn and she came downstairs to let him in. She immediately returned to her bed upstairs. Instead of returning to his bed Dr. Chinn laid down on a couch downstairs for the remainder of the night. When his wife did not get up at the usual time Dr. Chinn went up to her room and found her dead.

Mrs. Chinn had been in her usual good health and she had shown no previous symptoms of heart trouble.

Funeral services are being held at the home today. The remains will be taken to Des Moines on Friday where interment will be made.

Mrs. Chinn was 72 years old. She resided in Davenport until the family came to Wellsburg in 1894, where they have resided continually up to the time of her death. She is survived by her husband and her daughter, Mabel, whose home is in Des Moines.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 October 1928, pg 9


Obituary Mrs. Chinn

Jennie Alice Chinn, born Curtis, was born September 14, 1856, at Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, about five miles from Madison and died at Wellsburg, Iowa, October 8, 1928, aged 72 years and 24 days.

With her parents she moved to Illinois about the time of the outbreak of the Civil War, being a child of ten or twelve years.

On March 11, 1880, at Cambridge, Illinois, she was united in marriage to W. T. Chinn, with whom she lived in full and happy companionship until her death. To this union was born one child, Mabel. The bereaved husband, the one daughter, two grandchildren, Mrs. Hazel Prather, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Mrs. Fay Ray, of Des Moines, together with a brother, Fred Curtis, and a sister, Mrs. Dr. Robb, of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Penuel Haynes, of Liberal, Kansas, and Mrs. Blanche Stabler, of Denver, nieces, survive to mourn her loss.

Dr. and Mrs. Chinn moved to Wellsburg in 1894, arriving here October 30th of that year. They came from Walcott, Iowa, a town where they lived for a time after coming to Iowa from Illinois.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 18 October 1928, pg 3


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