VINT, Howard 1875-1949
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/27/2016 at 16:04:12
Born Deerfield, Bath county, Virginia, March 31, 1875. Died Beaman, May 10, 1949.
Howard Vint was the fourth child of Esau and Elizabeth Frances Kershner Vint. The other children were Edgar F., Charles H., Laura Etta, John A., Sally Bell, Myrtle, Mary Arnette, William, Emil F., and Roy.
He was united in marriage to Miss Alma Elmo Kershner at Richmond, Va., on Sept. 20th, 1926. They made their home at Rock Island, Ill., for a short time and then lived in Virginia until 1943 when they moved to Beaman where they have resided continuously since that date.
His army record extended over a 13 year period. He was in the Spanish American War, the National Guard and World War I.
He united with the Methodist church in the year 1926 at West Augusta, Va. He was a member of this church at the time of his death. He held a deep interest in the church. Since coming to Beaman he ranked among the most faithful in interest and attendance.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and was eligible for recognition for 50 years of service in that order.
There was a neighborliness about him that drew others to him. This was true of both old and young. He liked people. He believed that every man should have his rights. His long war service record stands as proof that his heart felt for the needs of others. He was a loving husband and a true friend.
Those who survive are his wife; brothers: Edgar F. of Marshalltown, Charles H. of Beaman, John of Salem, Oregon, Emil of Beaman and Roy of Beaman; sisters: Mrs. Laura Hall of Lamar, Mo., Mrs. Hadley Sandlin and Mrs. Mary Elliott of Beaman.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 May 1949, pg 10
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