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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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