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Stinton, Mrs. Sophia 1836-1907


Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 10/8/2005 at 21:26:54

Akron Register newspaper
Dated November 28, 1907


Mrs. Sophia Stinton died November 20, 1907, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. L. Morehead, in Adaville, Plymouth county, Iowa, aged 71 years, 3 months and 20 days, after a long illness of complications incident to advanced age.

Sophia Fletcher was born in Islem, Cambridgeshire, England, August 1, 1836, where she spent her childhood. There she married James Houghton in 1854, he passing away in 1863. To them were born five children, two of whom died in England and one in this country. The two children surviving are Mrs. Chas. M. Hilliker and John W. Houghton, of Akron. She married Joseph Stinton in England in 1864 and they immediately came to America, settling near Lyons, Clinton county, Iowa, where he had prepared a home. They lived there until 1873, when they came to Adaville, Plymouth county, Iowa, where Mr. Stinton died in the year of 1895. Seven children were result of this union. Henry and Ida died in childhood and May (Mrs. Harry Waterbury) passed away about five years ago. Those surviving are: Sylvester and Mrs. L. L. Morehead, of Adaville; Josiah, of Struble, Iowa; and Everett, near Burke, S.D. After Mr. Stintonís death she came to Akron and made a home for her children until they were married and established homes for themselves. At the closing of this long life there were many to rise and call her blessed, for while her aims and interests were deeply centered in the loved ones about her, many were the kind deeds and charities bestowed upon those beyond the family circle. The community extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. G. W. Mills in the United Brethren church at Adaville last Saturday were largely attended by pioneer neighbors of deceased and friends of the family, who assembled to pay a last tribute to one so greatly beloved. Interment was made in the family plot in the Adaville cemetery.

Mrs. Stintonís two brothers, Wm. Fletcher, of Reinbeck, Iowa, and Alfred Fletcher, of Merrill, and her sister, Mrs. Ann Davey, of Minneapolis, were present at the time of her death and attended the funeral. Her surviving children and numerous grandchildren were also present at the funeral.


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