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Joseph T. John (1918)


Posted By: Kent Transier (email)
Date: 12/28/2011 at 11:07:31

Winterset Madisonian
Wednesday, December 11, 1918
Page 10, Column 1


Joseph T. John

Joseph T. John was born in Moxlen, Ohio, Dec 7, 1890 and died Dec. 4, 1918. His age at death was 27 years, 11 months and 24 days. He moved with his parents to Lucas county, Iowa, in 1893 and from there to Des Moines in 1898 and to Madison county in 1908, where he has resided ever since, except while in service.

He became a Christian and took fellowship with the congregation of the Church of Christ at Early Chapel in 1910 and was a regular attendant and worker whenever possible.

He volunteered for service in the world war Nov. 7, 1917 and was taken to Fort Logan, Colo., and placed in Battery A of the 18th Field Artillery. He was moved from there to Fort Bliss, Texas, where he became stricken with cancer and was sent to the hospital at Hoboken, N. J., and from there to New York city, where it was discovered that he was incurable and was discharged from the army June 6, 1918 and returned to his brother, Lee, at Earlham, and was brought with him to Winterset about two months ago, where he died.

He was one of those jolly, jovial dispositioned individuals who help to drive gloom out of the world, and his many friends and acquaintances will miss him as one who filled a place in the world.

He leaves to mourn his loss, a father, Wm. John of Des Moines; three brothers; Lee John of Winterset, Nephi John of Des Moines and Talley S. John, somewhere in France; and one sister, Mrs. George Grover of Des Moines, besides other relatives and friends. His mother is buried in the Earlham cemetery and he was laid at her side. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E..L. Hosler, Friday morning.

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