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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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