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John Elisha Worthing (1933)

BARGER, INGRAM, SMITH, WORTHING

Posted By: Treva Patterson
Date: 2/2/2007 at 13:53:22

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, October 19, 1933

DEATH OF JOHN E. WORTHING

Was Civil War Veteran And Long Time Resident of County

John E. Worthing, well known resident of Winterset and Madison county died at his home in Peru, early Sunday morning, a day before he would have observed his 88th birthday. Mr. Worthing was only ill for a short time.

The deceased was one of the oldest residents of Madison county, and was one of the few surviving member of the Pitzer G.A.R. post of Winterset. He served his country as a member of Co. "A" 172nd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War.

Mr. Worthing was born in Cochocton county, Ohio on October 16, 1845, soon after his parents Richmond Seth Worthing and Sarah Ingram Worthing moved to that community from their home in Wales. In 1851 the family moved to Guernsey county, Ohio and from there to Madison county, where they settled near Truro in 1880. He was the last survivor of the fifteen children and was preceded recently in death by his brother, Charles of Truro, who died September 20, 1933.

On January 22, 1867 he was married to Julia Barger and of this union three sons and six daughters were born, all of whom survive except the daughter J. Maude, who passed away five years ago in California. The surviving children are as follows: Ida and Arnette of Truro, Belle of Des Moines, Alta of New Virginia, Barger of Denver, Richard of Whipple, Arizona, John of Boulder and Blanche of Peru. Mrs. Worthing died August 20, 1928. Two years later he was married to Mrs. Isabel Smith, who survives him.

Mr. Worthing farmed for a number of years near Truro and also at Kasson, where he resided until he moved to Winterset and engaged in the hotel business. Later he moved to Des Moines and resided there eight years. In 1911 he returned to Truro and in 1927 they moved to Peru where he has since resided.

Mr. Worthing joined the Baptist church when a youth and in recent years, he has been a member of the Methodist churches of Peru and Truro.

His funeral services were held at two o'clock Tuesday, October 17th at the Methodist church at Peru, with the Rev. E. H. Sauds Barker, present pastor having charge. The Peru men's quartet furnished the music and E. R. Zeller of the Pitzer Post G.A.R. of Winterset spoke in eulogy of his friend and comrade in arms.

The interment was in the Worthing cemetery near Truro and the firing squad of the Peru American Legion post honored their friend with taps.

In addition to his wife, three sons and five daughters, Mr. Worthing leaves seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, October 26, 1933
Page 8, Column 4

John Elisha Worthing

John Elisha Worthing was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, October 16, 1845, soon after his parents Richard Seth Worthing and Sarah Ingram Worthing moved to that community from their home in Wales. He died at Peru October 15.

In 1851 the family moved to Guernsey county, Ohio, and from there to Madison county, Iowa, where they settled near Truro, in 1880. He was the last survivor of fifteen children and was preceded recently in death by his brother Charles, of Truro, who died September 20, 1932.

On January 22, 1867 he was married to Julia Barger and to this union three sons and six daughters were born all of whom survive except the daughter J. Maude, who died five years ago in California. The surviving children are Ida and Arnetia of Truro; Belle of Des Moines, alter of new Virginia; Barger of Denver, Colorado; Richard of Whipple, Arizona; John of Boulder, Colorado; and Blanche of Peru. His wife, Julia, died during a trip to California August 20, 1923.

He served his country as a member of Co. A, 172nd Ohio infantry during the Civil war and was one of the few surviving members of the Pitzer G. A. R. Post of Winterset. His occupation of farming was followed during his period of residence near Truro, and also at Kasson, where he lived until he moved to Winterset and engaged in the hotel business, later moving to Des Moines where he lived for eight years. In 1911 he returned to Truro. He was married June 9, 1925 two Mrs. Isabel Smith. They later moved to Peru and have lived there since 1927.

He joined the Baptist church at an early age and for many years was a member of the Ohio Baptist church in of the Baptist churches in Winterset and Des Moines. In recent years he was a member of the Methodist church of Truro and Peru.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Peru October 17, Rev. Sands officiating, assisted by Rev. Barker. Burial was in the Worthington cemetery.

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