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Ringgold Record, 1899

OBITUARY.

Civil War Flags.jpg William R. HINCKLEY, one of the oldest and most honored residents of Riley township, died February 7, 1899.

He was born at Stoington, Connecticut, May 8, 1826, and descended from noble and distinguished ancestors. He was married to Lovina GRANT of Halifax, Vermont, November 7, 1850, and immediately moved to Burlington, Iowa, in 1856. He moved to Riley township, Ringgold county, and has witnessed the many changes in the county during the past forty-six years. He was a constant reader of the Ringgold Record, from its origin, and greatly appreciated its weekly visits. He was a man of sterling worth, industrious and strictly conscientious in all his transactions. Integrity and uprightness governed all the acts of his life. He was indulgent, considerate and affectionate as husband and father, loyal and patriotic to the core as a citizen, kind and peaceable as a neighbor. Above all he was an every day christian. He united with the Baptist church more than forty years ago, and his religion was embodied in his daily life. It was the religion of Christ's golden rule. He loved mercy, did justly and walked humbly with his God. His death was in harmony with his life. Calmly and peacefully he fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. His wife and three children, Mary, Phalla, and John, survive and three have passed over to the great beyond before him.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. T. H. Jones after which the remains were laid to rest in Mt. Zion grave yard [Ringgold County, Iowa].

NOTE: William served with Company C of the Southern Iowa Border Brigade during the Civil War.

WILLIAM HINCKLEY

William HINCKLEY settled in Riley Township in 1856. He was born in Connecticut in 1826. He was married in 1850 to Lovina GRANT, and they were the parents of six children. William was the possessor of many old relics as follows: "A cartridge box once the property of his great-grandfather HINCKLEY which bears the date of 1748; a Bible dated 1804; the book of 'Blue Laws' of Connecticut published by Timothy GREEN in London, 1784; and an almanac published in 1776; a sickle and two forks unfinished style used 150 years ago; as well as many others."

SOURCE:
LESAN, Mrs. B. M. Early History of Ringgold County: 1844 - 1937 p. 24. Blair Pub. House. Lamoni IA. 1937.

Transcriptions and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008; updated June of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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