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James Robert Winch[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1865 - 1940  (74 years)


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  • Name James Robert Winch 
    Born 28 May 1865  Nashville Twp, Martin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Apr 1940  Truman, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Nashville Cemetary, Martin County, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Person ID I100729  My Genealogy

    Father James Winch,   b. 1841, E. Gwillimbury, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Allison Douglas,   b. 17 Jan 1845,   d. 23 Dec 1875  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1862  Canton, Fillmore County, Minn. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F48780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cora Adelia Herrick,   b. 23 May 1870, Nashville Twp, Martin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1951, Truman, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1888  Nashville Twp, Martin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Martin Winch
     2. Orion F Winch
     3. Orrin Jay Winch
     4. Robert Winch
     5. Elsie Adelia Winch
     6. Lee Harvey Winch
     7. Ina Cordelia Winch
     8. Berten William Winch,   b. 1892,   d. 1960  (Age 68 years)
     9. Everette Winch,   b. 1899,   d. 1979  (Age 80 years)
     10. Paul Melvin Winch,   b. 1901,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. James Winch,   b. 25 Jun 1903,   d. 28 Jun 1903  (Age 0 years)
     12. Alice Ann Winch,   b. 12 Sep 1905,   d. 22 Sep 1905  (Age 0 years)
     13. Alice Winch,   b. 22 Sep 1905,   d. 1905
     14. James Martin Winch,   b. 8 Dec 1908,   d. 13 Sep 1909  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F48781  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JAMES ROBERT WINCH

      Rev. W. O. Johnson conducted funeral services Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the home and 2:00 o'clock at the Truman Baptist Church for James Robert Winch who died at his home last Friday following a lingering illness from cancer. Burial was at Nashville cemetery.
      James Robert Winch son of James and Elsie Winch, was born on may 28th, 1865 in nashville township, and passed away at his home in Truman at 11:30 a. m. April 26, 1940 after a lingering illness of cancer at the age of 74 years, 10 months and 28 days.
      On December 22, 1888, he was united in marriage to Cora Adelia Herrick, at the bride's home in Nashville township by Rev. W,. Bacon, and uncle of Mrs. Winch. To this union were born twelve children, nine of whom survived their father, namely Lee, Burt, Elsie (Mrs. Elmer Sackett), Jay, Orrie, all of Truman, Ina (Mrs. Roy Sugar) of Donaldson, Everett, Paul and Robert also of Truman. One daughter and two sons died in infancy. After their marriage they farmed in Nashville and later near Amboy until Mr. Winch became lineman for the telephone company and they took charge of
      the central office at Nashville Center. In 1918 they moved to Truman, where Mr. Winch became lineman for the local telephone company and continued until his retirement.
      When a young man he united with the Baptist Church at Nashville and in 1918 when they moved to town, he united with the Community Baptist Church in Truman, where he was elected to the board as deacon of this church until the time of his death, a period of over 20 years. Shortly after moving to town he also became custodian of the church building and served faithfully and well in that capacity until illness made him give up that work a little over a year ago. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for a number of years while the lodge at Truman was in existence and served in various offices in that lodge. He will be missed greatly by his many friends in Truman, and by huiis church where he served so long and faithfully. Leaving to mourn his passing besides his widow and nine children, are 23 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, 1 brother Wally Winch of Bemidji, one sister, Mrs. Anna Schribner of Staples and one half brother, John Winch of Truman. Besides these there are a large number of neices and nephews, many other more distant relatives and a host of friends.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1545] Jason Crews.

    2. [S1633] James Winch, census record , 1880, Westford twp, Martin County, Minnesota, Unknown.

    3. [S347] Jan Reineking, email to James Anderson, Jan Reineking, email realking@bevcomm.net, (May 28, 2001).

    4. [S346] Winch, James Robert, obituary, 1940, Fairmont Sentinal, 1940.

    5. [S345] James Winch, marriage record, Fillmore County, Minn.