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Cedar Valley Times; December 16, 1924
John C. Dine

John C. Dine, veteran of the civil war and resident of the vicinity for 74 years, died at his home here Friday morning at 3:30 o'clock at the age of 83 years. He would have observed his 84th birthday on Friday of this week. He was ill only a few days, his death being due to heart trouble.

John Calvin Dine was born in Decatur county, Ind., December 19, 1840, a son of John and Abigail Dine. In 1850 he came with his parents to Benton county and settled on a farm north of town, where he grew to manhood. At the age of 21, he responded to President Lincoln's call for troops, and August 4, 1862, he enlisted in Co. A, 28th Iowa Inf. and was mustered into service on September 2, of that year. He was in several engagements, and on May 1, 1863, was severely wounded at Fort Gibson, Miss. He was discharged for disability at Davenport on Dec. 6, 1863.

Returning to Benton county after being discharged Mr. Dine took up the pursuits of peace. On February 16, 1865, he was united in marriage to Louisa Wheeler, and until they moved to Vinton fifteen years ago the family home was on the farm north of town.

Mr. Dine is survived by his widow and three daughters, as follows: Mrs. Myrta E. Primmer, Mrs. Chas. Gallaher and Mrs. Jas. Wayson. There are also twelve grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, besides one brother, Jesse F. Dine, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Meyers, of Vinton, and Mrs. Melvina Allberry, of Blair, Neb. Seven children preceded the father in death.

Mr. and Mrs. Dine would have married sixty years next February. Their married life was one of happiness, the deceased being a kind and loving husband and tender loyal father, as well as a good citizen, always willing and glad to help the poor and needy and endeavoring to do good. They were both converted to Christ and united with the Church of God fifty-seven years ago under the preaching of Elder Snook near Vinton.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon, where a large number of friends and relatives gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Elder A. N. Dugger, of Stanberry, Mo., who had been known for several years by the family, conducted the service. The remains were laid to rest in the Cox cemetery to await the call of the life-giver at the resurrection of the dead. Some of the scriptures used in the discourse were Job 14th and 19th chapters; special selections from Cor., 15th chapter; 2 Tim., 4th chapter, and 1 Thess., 4:14-17.

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Cedar Valley Times; November 11, 1935
Loiva Dine

Mrs. Loiva Dine, 85, widow of John C. Dine, died Sunday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Primmer, of old age ailments. She had been ill four weeks. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Church of Christ by the Rev. Loren T. Jenks. Burial will be in the Cox cemetery north of Vinton. American Legion members will be pallbearers.

Mrs. Dine was born Dec. 22, 1849 in Pennsylvania, a daughter of Peter and Electa Wheeler. She came to Benton county with her parents at the age of four years. Her marriage to John C. Dine occurred Feb. 16, 1865. She was a member of the Seven Day Adventist church. Mr. Dine, a veteran of the Civil War, died Dec. 12, 1924.

Four daughters and three sons have preceded the mother in death. Three daughters living are: Mrs. Myrta Primmer and Mrs. Electa Gallaher, of Vinton, and Mrs. Cynthia Wayson of Jesup. There are twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren surviving.

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