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McGinniss, James J. 1837 – 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Aug. 29, 1913, P-FP, C-6

James J. McGinnis was born in Limestoneville, Montour cou{n}ty, Penn., January 25, 1837. He was married Nov. 28, 1861, to Sarah E. Cowden. They moved to Illinois in 1868, and to Howard county, Iowa, in June 1873. Mr. McGinnis became a member of the M. E. church in 1855.
Five children were born to them, three of them awaiting him in the next world. He leaves: the good wife, two children, Rollo of Jackson, Ok., and Mrs. Ida M. Gibbons of Cresco; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.
He was stricken the 21st day of April, 1913, since which time he has been a constant sufferer, and passed away Friday evening at 5 o’clock at his home in Cresco.
Funeral services, which were in charge of the Masonic lodge, of which he was a member, were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Soper officiating.

Transcriber’s Note: His gravestone in Oak Lawn Cemetery shows the name spelled McGinness.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Constance McDaniel Hall.
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