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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 17 November 1932
Obituary of J. H. HINTON
J. H. HINTON Civil War Veteran And Former Business Man Passes Away

J.H. Hinton, 85, one of the few remaining Civil War veterans in Lyons, passed away at 8:30 o'clock last evening, at the home on East Avenue South. He had been critically ill for a week.

Mr. Hinton was one of the best known of the older men in Lyons. Altho entirely deaf, he let neither that physical defect nor his advanced age prevent his interest in affairs and in the people of the community. Altho they could talk to him only through writing, he was a good conversationalist and chatted with nearly everyone he met, in a jovial way, which made for him many good friends.

John Henry Hinton was born in Hamilton, Can., July 15, 1847. When he was a boy of 12 he came with his parents to Illinois, and two years later, when he was but 14 years old, the Civil War broke out. His father and other members of the family answered the call for volunteers and, despite his youth, he fell in line, enlisting as a private in Company G, 140th Regiment, Illinois volunteers. Once thereafter he was discharged because of his age, but found a way to reenter and as a consequence served during most of the four years that the war lasted.

At the close of the war he roamed around with an army "buddy" for a time, before finally locating at Kirksville, Missouri, where he married and reared a family.

Later he moved to Rich Hill, Missouri, and 23 years ago came to Lyons from that place. He entered the tailoring and dry cleaning business here, and continued at the work until seven years ago, when he sold the business to John Duke.

He is survived by the widow, and three sons and three daughters by a former marriage. The children are Elmer, address unknown; George of Coffeyville, Claude of Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Bertha Wulf of Davenport; Mrs. Ethel Matkins of Davenport, and Mrs. Molly Chenowith of Galveston, Texas. Another son, of whom he was particularly fond, passed away October 19 at Davenport, and news of his death was thought to have added to his final illness. There are also three brothers, Will, at Des Moines; James, at Gravity, Iowa, and Ed who resides in California.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Paul's Catholic church, with Fr. A. Mages in charge. The funeral will be military, with the local American Legion post assisting, and burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Janette (Wilson) Ramos

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