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John Henry Skinner

Died, at his home, five miles north-west of this city, Thursday, Sept. 21st, 1888, Mr. John Henry Skinner.

For several years Mr. Skinner had been suffering from heart disease. Neither he nor his friends had hopes of his ultimate recovery, in fact, he expected that at any time death might overtake him. He had not been confined to his bed, however, until about four weeks before his death, when he was utterly prostrated and unable to assist himself in the least. Dropsy also began its work and after four weeks of sickness, during which time he has mercifully spared the suffering of much pain, he passed resignedly away.

Mr. Skinner entered the U.S. service in the summer of 1863. His company was mustered in September of that year. While in the service his health became impared and he suffered much from rheumatism and other diseases contracted from exposure. He served for over two years, receiving then his discharge.

As a man Mr. Skinner earned the respect and confidence of all who knew him. Neighbors and acquaintances give numerous praise of his sterling and excellent qualities. He was characterized by generous and kind impulses and his loss will be deeply felt in the community. He leaves a wife, two daughters and a son, who have the heartfelt sympathy of all who know them.

Mr. Skinner was a member of the G. A. R. Post of this city. A large number of that order attend the services and bore the remains to their last resting place. The services were conducted by Rev. C. J. Pope in the St. Clair school house, and the large number of friends who gathered attest the universal sorrow that is felt at his death. -- Messenger.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: October 11, 1888
Volume Number: 5
Issue Number: 26
Page: 1
Column(s): 2

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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