"An Aged Resident of Jefferson County Died Wednesday of Pneumonia"
Washington Quinn passed away at his home in McClellan Township on
Wednesday at 2:45, at the age of 90 years and 17 days. His death was due to
pneumonia and his number of years having reached the advanced mark,
there was very little chance for his recovery.
"Uncle Wash" as he was familiarly known was born in Virginia and when a
small boy moved with his parents to Tennessee, where they resided for
a number of years, and from there they moved to Shawneetown, but lived
in that place a short time, when the family came to this county, where
Uncle Wash has since lived.
He was married four times, but the first union was the only one blessed
with children. There were seven children, three of whom are living:
they are Mrs. Sarah E. Bodine, of this city, John F. Quinn, of Marion,
IL, and Mrs. Ed Dare of Oklahoma City, OK. The last marriage was to Mrs.
Debbie Morgan, which occured but a short time ago. Besides this wife,
there is another now living and two are dead.
Uncle Wash was a familiar sight to the Mt. Vernon people, as he often
came to town when it was possible for him to get around. During the
ravages of the smallpox here a few years ago, he was attacked by the
disease, which left him in a blind condition. The funeral occured Thursday
at 2 P.M. at Hickory Hill Church and the burial at the same cemetery.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register
Date: Feb 26, 1903
Submitted by Karen Rogers
Relationship: 3rd great neice