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Fairmont Sentinal, 1940



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  • Title Fairmont Sentinal, 1940 
    Short Title Winch, James Robert, obituary, 1940 
    Author Fairmont Sentinal, 1940 
    Source ID S346 
    Text :
    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, an 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 his 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. 
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    Cora Adelia Herrick
    Elmer Sackett
    Roy Sugar
    Ina Cordelia Winch
    James Winch
    James Robert Winch
    Walter Winch
    Family: James Robert Winch / Cora Adelia Herrick