John Stonecipher, a most excellent citizen, died at his home in Field township,
this county, at 8:00 o'clock this morning. He had been ill but a few days, and
was in town the day after New Year transacting business,and, as was his custom,
called at the Register Office.
Mr. Stonecipher was a radical Republican and took a deep interest in political
affairs, and for a man of his age kept himself well informed. He was an active
member of the church and lived a consistent Christian life. For over half a century
he had lived in this county, coming here at the age of 20 years. He was seventy years
old and a member of the G. A. R. The last time he was in town he paid hid Grand Army
dues to Capt. Moss, remarking that it was the one dollar he owed to anyone. He was a
good soldier and very proud of his connection with the Grand Army.
The funeral will take place at Hopewell tomorrow at 11 o'clock.
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Ken Richardson