Stinton, Walter J. 1879-1921
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Date: 7/19/2007 at 20:36:15
LeMars Sentinel, Tuesday, June 21, 1921, Page 1, Column 1:
WALTER STINTON SUCCUMBS TO A BRIEF ILLNESS
RESIDENT OF JOHNSON TOWNSHIP
Walter J. Stinton, a life long resident of Plymouth county, died at a local hospital on Saturday night following a brief illness caused by acute peritonitis.
Walter Stinton was a member of one of the pioneer families of this county, his father, Thos. Stinton, having come to Jackson county, Iowa in 1852, and to Plymouth county in 1871, when he homesteaded in Johnson township. Walter Stinton was born on his homestead on February 27, 1879, and lived in that vicinity all his life. He attended school and assisted his father on the farm and when he arrived at man's estate embarked in farming on his own account. He was a successful farmer, prominent in the community and was respected by all who knew him and his early death is a great blow to his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Lillian Hammond, before her marriage. He also leaves his aged father, Thomas Stinton, of Akron, a brother Ralph, who lives in Johnson township, and a sister, Mrs. Wesley Burrill, of Akron, to mourn his death.
The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon from the home and the interment made in the Adaville cemetery. A very large number of people attended the funeral to testify to the respect in which the deceased was held and to show sympathy to the bereaved family.
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