(From: Times-Leader, McLeansboro, IL)
John C. Stinson, age 79, died at 6:oo p.m. on 12-1-1960 at this home at 37 Lake Street, Danville, Illinois.
Born in Eldorado on August 3, 1881.
Mr. Stinson resided with his family in Dahlgren until May, 1937. During these years, he operated restaurants in various southern Illinois counties. In Danville he was employed as an occupational therapy aide at the Veteran's Administration until his retirement.
He was a member of the Dahlgren Baptist Church until 3-14-1958 at which time he transferred his membership to the Catlin Church of Christ.
He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America and the Curtiss G. Redden Post, 210 of the American Legion.
He war service began with enlistment in the department of Mindanaio, Philippines, August 3, 1902. He was
discharged July 12, 1905. During WWI, he enlisted in in the U. S. Army as a Stable Sergeant, Battery "D", 5th regiment field artillery replacement draft camp,. Taylor, KY. He was honorably discharged 12-19-1918 by reason of
Obituary of John C. Stinson, II: (Danville, IL Paper)
John C. Stinson, 79, an occupational therapy aide at the Veterans Administration Hospital here for 21 years until his retirement, died at 6:00p.m. Thursday, December 1, 1960 at his home, 37 Lake Street. Although he had been in failing health for approximately eight months, death was unexpected.
Before moving to Danville in 1933, Mr. Stinson operated restaurants in Mt. Vernon, Benton and Dahlgren where he made his home.
Known in the neighborhood for his pride in keeping the yard of his home attractive, he served with the U. S. Army in France during World War I and had previously spent a tour of duty in the
Philippines Island. He also served in the Spanish American War. His war service
began with enlistment in the department of Mindanaio, Philippines, August 3, 1902--discharged July 12, 1905. During WW I, he enlisted in the U. S. Army as a Stable Sergeant, Battery "D", 5th regiment field artillery replacement draft Camp Taylor, Kentucky. He was
honorably discharged December 19, 1918 by reason of demobilization.
An avid sports fan, he kept abreast of incidents involving his favorite teams and attended several major league baseball games.
Born in Eldorado, Illinois, October 3, 1881, the son of John and Berthia Fisher Stinson, he married the former Susan Ethel Standerfer who died in 1957.
In 1958, he married the former Ollie Wilson and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons: Martin Stinson of Danville and Russell of Colorado Springs, Colo. and three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Rodgers of Danville, Mrs. Pauline Boyd of Petersburg, Ind. and Mrs. Virginia Watts of Springfield. There are 12 grandchildren and one
great grand daughter.
He was the last of a family also including three brothers and seven sisters. A member of the Catlin Church of Christ, he also belonged to the Modern Woodmen of America and the Curtis G. Redden Post 21, American Legion.
The body is at the Jones-Sullivan Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 7:30p.m. Saturday by Reggie Thomas, minister of the Catlin Church of Christ. It will be taken to Dahlgren for services Sunday afternoon with burial in the Union Cemetery there. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday.