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Sep 21, 1954
John C. Hutchinson, 72 prominent
Evansville insurance agent and civic leader and a native of Mt. Vernon, died Monday (20 Sep 1954) night in Jefferson Barracks, Mo. following a long illness.

The body will be cremated in
St. Louis and the ashes will be brought to the Smith (Robert Greek) Mortuary in Evansville.  Mrs. Hutchinson, who has been with her husband, is expected to reach her home at 724 S. E. Second street, Evansville, late today.  Funeral arrangements await her arrival there.

The deceased, a representative of two prominent Posey county families, was born in
Mt. Vernon but had resided in Evansville since 1894.  He had been a patient in the Army hospital for the last four years.

The parents of the deceased were Alexander Hutchinson and Parthenia Conlin Hutchinson.  The mother was a sister of the late Mrs. Clyde Conlin Alexander of
Mt. Vernon.   The father built the resident at 427 E. Tenth street where Mrs. Clyde Conlin Alexandr resided for many years.  Later, Alexander Hutchinson and his family resided at 620 Walnut street, the former Templeton home now owned by Edmond (Pat) Rhodes.

Upon the family's removal to
Evansville the father and two sons, John C., the late deceased, and Thomas, who died several years ago, established an insurance agency which became one of the Tri-State's largest.  Following the death of his father and brother, the surviving son, operated the agency as J.C. Hutchinson, Inc.

The late deceased was a graduate of
Indiana University.  He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Evansville and of the Evansville Country Club and Evansville lodge of the Elks.  He served on the first board of directors of the Evansville Boy Scout Council.

Surviving in addition to the wife, are a niece, Mrs. A. S. Howe,
South Norwalk, Conn., Mrs Ausburn T. Stephens, Mt. Vernon, is a cousin.  The late Alex Hutchinson of Mt. Vernon, former justice - of the peace, also was a cousin.
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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers