JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
DEATH OF W. H. HINMAN
W. H. Hinman, died of Bright's disease at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Baker,
at 120 West Main street at 6:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon after an illness of long duration.
Deceased was born at Fort Madison, Ia., nearly three score years ago, being at the time of his
death 59 years, 3 months and some days old. When a young man he removed to Illinois and the
greater part of the time which has since intervened he has resided in this city and vicinity. He was
a brick mason by trade and his business occasionally took him away from this city for periods of
considerable duration, but he always regarded Mt. Vernon as his home.
In 1861 he was married to Miss Eliza Kirby, of which union three children were born, the oldest
dying in infancy, the surviving ones, Mrs. Genevieve Baker, and Edward Hinman, are both residents
of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Hinman was a soldier of the civil war and at one time was a member of Coleman
Post G. A. R. He enlisted and was commissioned in the hundred day service as 1st lieutenant of Co.
E 70th Ill., Inf. Later he joined the 6th Ill., Cavalry in which command he served for about a year when
he was discharged on account of physical disability. He had been a victim of Bright's disease and its
attendant troubles for several years, suffering at times the most intense agony. A rapid decline had been
observed in his condition for a long time and all hope of his recovery was abandoned some time ago by
his family who were fully aware of the inevitable tendency of the disease. Mr. Hinman had not been able
to recognize his attendants or the members of his family since last February. Deceased was regarded as
among the older class of the residents of Mt. Vernon.
The funeral services will be held at the late home of the deceased, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Baker at 120 West Main street tomorrow morning. Interment will be at Union cemetery.
May 26, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News
submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Oct 20, 1997
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