JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
James Barnett Clinton

LIVED 81 YEARS ON SAME FARM - J. B. CLINTON, 81, well known farmer, 
died at 11:00 last night at the home of his son, Arthur CLINTON, in Ina.  
He had been ill for the past three months with the infirmities of age.  
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Ina Missionary 
Baptist Church, with the Rev. J. R. McDUFFY officiating and burial will 
be in Kirk Cemetery.  The body will remain at the Ina Funeral Home, where 
friends may call.

Mr. CLINTON was born near Ina on June 12, 1866, the son of William Barnet 
and Rebecca (McADOO) CLINTON.  He lived his entire life on the farm where 
he was born until a week ago, when he became critically ill and was moved 
to the home of his son.

On November 1, 1891, he was married to Louisa Abigail COCKRUM, who survives.  
Mr. Clinton, a lifelong Republican, was active for many years in politics and 
held various township offices.

Surviving, besides his wife, are five sons, Quincy L. of Clarenda, Iowa; 
Carson of Webster Groves, Mo.; Carl of Ina; Claude of Olive Branch, Ill.; 
and Arthur of Ina; two daughters, Mrs. Elva CASEY of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Ada BONNEAU 
of Pueblo, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Harriet BOOK of Mt. Vernon; 18 grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren.



Source: Mt. Vernon IL Register News
Date: October 1, 1947
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
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