Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, December 4, 1919
OBITUARY - HENRY WION
Henry WION was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, July 2, 1844, and died at his home west of Decatur City, Iowa, November 21,
1919, at the age of 75 years, 4 months and 19 days. His father, John WION, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1809;
his mother, Nancy WION, was born in Mason County, Virginia, in 1867. When the deceased was ten years old, he moved with
his parents to Decatur County [Iowa], where he has since resided.
Answering his country's call, he served her faithfully during three years of the Civil War. July 14, 1867, he was united
in marriage to Mary E[lizabeth]. LLOYD, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth [(COATES)] LLOYD, of Decatur County, Iowa. To this union were born
seven children: George J[acob (1868-1941)]., of Clifton, Colorado; Nancy T., who died in infancy; Jesse L., of Mt. Ayr, Iowa; Mrs. C. E.
McLAUGHLIN, of Lamoni, Iowa; Mrs. (Clara C.) F[red]. W. CASH and Mrs. [Lou] A[llen]. S. ANDREW, of Kellerton, Iowa., and
John F. (1888-1965), of Redding, Iowa.
For forty years he had been a consistent Christian and a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife, six
children, one brother, John WION, of Tuskeego, Iowa, numerous other relatives and a host of friends are left to mourn the
departure of this honored and beloved man. The funeral, conducted by F. R. JOHNSTON, Pastor of the M.E. Church, of Decatur
City, was held at Elk Chapel, at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 1919, after which the body was brought to the Decatur
Cemetery for burial.
NOTE: Mary Elizabeth (LLOYD) WION died in 1929, Decatur County, Iowa.
WION was born in 1880, and died in 1961. Jesse's wife Laura E. (PAYTON)
WION was born in 1880, and died in 1961. They were interred at Elk Chapel Cemetery, Decatur County, Iowa.
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