Stinton, Mrs. James (Susan) 1839-1916
Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 1/17/2006 at 16:47:18
Akron Register newspaper
Dated August 3, 1916
DEATH OF MRS. JAS. STINTON
Mrs. James Stinton, one of the oldest residents of western Plymouth county, passed away at her home in Akron, Saturday, July 29, 1916, at about 1 p.m. after a brief illness, of hemorrhage of the brain, aged 79 years, 3 months and 3 days.
Susan Fletcher was born in Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England, April 26, 1839. She was married to James Stinton, November 9, 1855. They came to America the following year and located in Lyons, Iowa. After a few years they moved to Morrison, Illinois, and from there they moved to Plymouth county, Iowa, and located on a farm near Adaville, in Johnson township. Here they lived for thirty-one years. About thirteen years ago they decided to quit the farm and moved to town, locating in Akron, Iowa, which has been their home to the time of her death. To this union six children were born – three sons and three daughters. Walter, William and Mary died in infancy. Mrs. Anna Brown, a second daughter, died in January, 1890, and Mrs. Alice Oaks died May 24, 1901. She leaves to mourn her departure a grief-stricken husband, James Stinton, who, with his family, resides on the old home place near Adaville, Ia.; also six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three brothers and one sister living in England, and one brother, John Fletcher, of this place. Besides these, there is a wide circle of relatives and friends who mourn their loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Stinton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in November, 1905. Mrs. Stinton was a good, Christian woman. Early in life she accepted Christ s her Savior and lived and died in the faith. Soon after her marriage she, with her husband, joined the Congregational church. After moving to Plymouth county they united with the United Brethren church at Adaville and for thirty-one years were leading members of that church. After moving to their home in Akron they identified themselves with the M. E. church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. Mrs. Stinton loved her Savior and was always true to the vows of her church. She was happy when she could make others happy. The influence of her life has sweetened the cup of life for many others, and she will be remembered for many years because of the kind and loving deeds she has done.
On Monday many friends and relatives gathered at the home in Akron, where short services were held, after which the body was taken to the Adaville church, where services were held, conducted by a former pastor, Rev. D. W. Swender, of Moravia, Ia., assisted by the resident minister, Rev. G. Harry Varce. A large number of relatives and friends attended the services here. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.
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