W. H. Hinman
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