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VINSON, Andrew Jackson


AT THREE SCORE AND TEN YEARS. Aged Citizen of Clinton is Called to His Final Rest—Burial Was Near His Old Home. Andrew Vinson died about 3 o'clock Monday night at the home of his son John in the southwest part of the city, aged nearly 70 years, of cancer. He had been in failing health three or four years. Andrew J. Vinson was the son of John and Nancy Vinson and was born in Waynesville township September 12, 1828, and this county had always been his home, except six years he lived in Missouri. He returned to this county and lived in Waynesville township until about twelve years ago when he and his wife moved to Clinton, and this city had since been his home. His wife died May 12, 1906. Her maiden name was Rhoda Cisco, and she was married to deceased September 12, 1849. He had long been a member of the Christian church, and often preached at the Rock Creek and other churches near his home. Politically he was always a Democrat and was often elected to township offices, serving several terms as justice of the peace. He served in Co. A 107th regiment in the Civil war, and was a member o the G. A. R. post of Clinton. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Sarah Jones and Amos, of Waynesville; Mrs. Kraft, Mrs. Nancy Lane, Mrs. Mary Watson and John and Samuel, of Clinton. Funeral services were held yesterday morning in Rock Creek church at 11 o'clock. Burial in Rock Creek cemetery. [Source: Clinton Register, February 21, 1908]