Stinton, James 1833-1917
Posted By: Linda Ziemann (email)
Date: 2/6/2006 at 20:59:39
Akron Register newspaper
Dated March 1, 1917
Mention was made in these columns last week of the death of James Stinton on
Sunday, February 18, 1917, in the Akron hospital, where he was taken for
treatment after he had fallen on the ice and fractured his hip.
Mr. Stinton was born in Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England, May 9, 1833, and
lived to the ripe age of 83 years, 9 months and 9 days. On November 9,
1855, he was united in marriage with Miss Susan Fletcher, and in the
following year they came to America and located at Lyons, Iowa. After a few
years they moved to Morrison, Illinois, where they lived until the year
1874. They then moved to Plymouth county, settling at Adaville, in Johnson
township. They lived on this place over thirty years and saw the country
develop from an unsettled, wilderness to the fertile lands and beautiful
country homes it now has. Thirteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Stinton retired
from life and moved to Akron, which was their home until his wife and
companion of more than sixty years passed away in July, 1916. Since that
time he has been making a home with his son, Edward, at Adaville, where the
accident occurred that resulted in his demise.
There were six children born to this union-Walter, William and Mary, who
died in infancy; Mrs. Ann Brown, the second daughter, died in 1890; Mrs.
Alice Oaks, who died May 24, 1901; Edward Stinton, the only surviving child.
He leaves, besides the son, who resides on the home place, six grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren, besides many other relatives and a wide circle
of friends, who mourn the loss of a good neighbor, a valued friend and
Very early in life Mr. Stinton accepted the Christian faith and was an
enthusiastic Christian worker all through life. He was a charter member of
the United Brethren church at Adaville. It meant much in an early day to
plant a church and keep it going, but what would this country have been if
this had not been done? How much more is expected of us today who are
enjoying the fruit of such sacrifice made by the early pioneers. Mr.
Stinton had held office in the local church from that of janitor, class
leader, steward, circuit steward, trustee, and has been a delegate to the
annual conference a number of times. Always faithful in the discharge of
his Christian duty, he also has always been a very liberal supporter of the
church and benevolent interests.
Funeral services were held in the M. E. church at Akron, February 19, after
which the body was taken to his old home at Adaville, where the following
day funeral services were held in the church were the deceased was a member
for so long, and were conducted by a former pastor, Rev. H.G. Varce. A
large congregation of neighbors and friends were present to pay a last
tribute of respect. The floral offerings were very many and beautiful.
Interment was made in the Adaville cemetery, beside his wife.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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