GINES JOHN WESLEY

GINES JOHN WESLEY

Male 1867 - 1941

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  • Born  25 Jun 1867  Sumner, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Jan 1941  Washington, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  5 Jan 1941  City Cemetery, Sumner, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00243  Gynzer's Genealogy Database | Hans Landis Family
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2013 

    Father  GEINES HENRY SILAS,   b. 11 Mar 1843, Lukin Twp., Lawrence County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1885, Lukin Twp., Lawrence County, Illinois. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HERRIN HANNAH ELIZABETH,   b. 13 Aug 1835, Putnam, Indiana; dob per Larry Herrin is 12 Jun 1836 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1916, Steele Twp., Hyatt Station, Now Capehart; dod per Larry Herrin is 27 March 1916 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Sep 1866  Lawrence County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00094  Group Sheet

    Family  BURGET IDA MAE (MARY),   b. 13 Feb 1867, Sumner, Lawrence County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1946, Indpls., IN. Nursing Home; dod may be 12/16/46 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Nov 1887  M. at res by W. H. Wagy; witnessed by Emma Wagy, minister's wife, & Isis Kilgore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. GINES ROLLA HARRISON,   b. 19 Jan 1889, Dob may be January 18, 1889; 19th is from family Bible Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1979, Washington, Indiana. Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. GINES NORA (NORAH) ETHEL,   b. 30 Jul 1890,   d. 6 Oct 1898, Buried City Cem., Sumner, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. GINES RAYMOND IRAL (IRA) (IRL),   b. 3 Mar 1892, Dob may be March 13, 1892. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1969, Bloomington,Vigo Co., IN.; Dod may be 3/19/69. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. GINES ORAL NORVAL,   b. 2 Sep 1894, Sumner or Billet Station, Illinois; or Bridgeport, Il. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1962, Vincennes, IN., Good Samaratan Hosp. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. GINES ISIS MATILDA,   b. 22 Jun 1898, Lawrence County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1958, DOD ?? 12/27/59; buried Plainville Cemetery, Plainville, Indiana. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. GINES DOROTHY BURGET,   b. 19 Feb 1906, Vincennes, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1982, Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA; Bd. Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, CA. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >7. GINES HERALD MARSHALL,   b. 10 Dec 1911, Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1993, Good Samaritan Hosp.,Vincennes,Indiana. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00093  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    John Welsey and Ida Mae Gines
    John Welsey and Ida Mae Gines
    John Welsey and Ida Mae Gines
    John Wesley Gines Family at Store around 1908
    John Wesley Gines Family at Store around 1908
    Description from David Burgett:
    In this picture of a store, the lady on the left is Ida and John W. is in the doorway. Again this is ca 1908. .... On the back of the picture in pencil is 'J W Gines Vincennes Indiana lived upstairs' also, 'Aunt Ida', 'Ray Post dark suit', and up toward the top about where the old woman on the balcony is, it says Aunt Susan. I do not know who Aunt Susan is. The woman in the picture is to old to be Susan Burget, Ida's sister.

    Note from Ron Gines: If the woman on the Balcony is Susan Jane Burgett and this photo was taken in 1908, then she would be 38 years old in this picture.
    John Wesley Gines Family
    John Wesley Gines Family
    The following was provided by David Burgett:
    The Second picture is your Gines family ca 1908. The three young men in the back are, as I'm sure you probably know, Rolla, Raymond and Oral. Then John Wesley, Isis & Ida. The young lady in the front is Dorothy.
    Gines, John Wesley
    Gines, John Wesley
    Gines, John Wesley

    Documents

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    Death Certificate for John W. Gines
    Death Certificate for John W. Gines
    (File Name says BirthCert, but this is the Death Cert).
    Gines, John Wesley - Newspaper announcement of show store buyout.
    Gines, John Wesley - Newspaper announcement of show store buyout.
    Gines, John Wesley - Newspaper announcement of show store buyout.
    1901 Sumner Press, Lawrence Co. , IL
    Gines, John Wesley - Newspaper Announcement of Lena Landis visiting
    Gines, John Wesley - Newspaper Announcement of Lena Landis visiting
    Gines, John Wesley - Newspaper Announcement of Lena Landis visiting.
    Sumner Press, Lawrence Co. , IL
    Gines, John W. - Shoe Store Ad
    Gines, John W. - Shoe Store Ad
    Gines, John W. - Shoe Store Ad
    1901 Sumner Press, Lawrence Co. , IL

    Histories
    John W. Gines Obituary
    John W. Gines Obituary

    John W. Gines passes away on New Year's Day.


    Funeral Services to be held Sunday Morning at 11 o'clock.

    John W. Gines, 73, living on Washington route one, died at his ome at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. He had been ill since November 1939 and in a serious condition since last September 1.

    A native of Sumner, Illinois, Mr. Gines was born June 25, 1867. He was the son of Henry and Hannah E. (Herrin) Gines, and was educated in the Sumner schools. Mr. Gines followed the occupation of farming. He came to this county 26 years ago last March.

    He is survived by his wife, Ida M. Gines, whom he married November 24, 1887, and the following children: Rolla H. and Oral N. Gines, both of Washington; Herald M. Gines, of Washington rural route; Ray I. Gines and Mrs. Dorothy B. Riggs, both of Bloomington; and Mrs. Isis M. Hoss, Washington rural route.

    Another daughter, Nora E. Gines, is deceased.

    Mr. Gines was a member of the Free Methodist Church and one of its most enthusiastic supporters. He was a highly esteemed citizen.

    Friends may call at the family residence.

    Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Mr. Fletcher and the Rev. Leroy McDowell in charge, and burial at Sumner, Illinois.

    John W. and Ida Mae Gines Golden Wedding Anniversary
    John W. and Ida Mae Gines Golden Wedding Anniversary

    WILL OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY


    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gines, who live north of the Longfellow school at the north edge of Washington, will have open house Thursday from 2 to 4 o'clock, at which time they will welcome friends in observance of their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

    John W. Gines was born on June 25, 1867, and Ida M. Burget was born February 13, 1867, both near Sumner, Illinois. They grew up within two miles of each other, attended day school together at old Center, and also Sunday school at old Wesley Chapel.

    They were married at the age of 20 years and have spent 50 years of happily married life together. Seven children blessed their union, four being residents of this city and two of Bloomington, whle the seventh died at Sumner, Illinois at the age of nine years.

    Mr. and Mrs. Gines have been in business in Sumner, for five years, and then came to Daviess county 23 years ago, being at Hyatt Station for 13 years before buying the home where they now reside.

    For over 30 years the couple have been Bible Christians, keeping up the family altar in the home, and tithing their income and attending and supporting the Free Methodist Church of Washington and other worthy institutions.

    The aged couple have revealed their motto as "Ready to Live or Ready to Die". They are reported ready and willing to go day or night to pray for or help in any way the sick or dying.

    Names of children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Gines are as follows:

    Oral N. Gines, and two children, Donald Ray and Carolyn Sue.

    Rolla H. Gines, and three children, Nelline, Edwin and Forrest.

    Ray Gines, of Bloomington, and three children, Junior, Joyce and John Thomas.

    Herald Gines and children, Ronald and David.

    Mrs. John Riggs, of Bloomington, and children, Archer and Joan.

    Isis Hoss, of Hyatt Station and children, Ruth, Dorothy, Helen, Geneva, Virginia, Eleanor, Darlene, John and Paul.

    Nora Gines, a daughter, died at the age of nine years.

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    Wanda L. Gines has in her files the handwritten list of guests attending their golden wedding celebration.

    John W Gines Obituary
    John W Gines Obituary

    J. W. Gines dies following long illness.


    Funeral Sunday Morning for Well Known Local Farmer.

    John W. Gines, 73, well known farmer of Washington twp., died at 5:30 o'clock Wed. morning at the family home, about half a mile north of the Longfellow school on the Edwardsport Road.

    Death of the well known man was attributed to a complication of ailments, and came after a lingering illness which began in November a year ago. He had been serviously ill since last September.

    Native of Sumner, Ill., the deceased was born June 25, 1867. He was a son of Henry and Hannah E. (Herrin) Gines and spent his early life in the Sumner community. He came to Daviess county 26 years ago last March and had resided here since that time.

    Married on November 24, 1887, Mr. Gines is survived by the wife, Ida M. (Burget) Gines. Six of seven children born to the union also survive. They are Rolla H. Gines of Washington, Ray I. Gines of Bloomington, Oral N. Gines of Washington, Isis M. Hoss of Washington, R. R. Dorothy B. Riggs of Bloomington, and Herald M. Gines of Washington R. R. A daughter, Nora E. Gines, is deceased. There also are 25 grand children and 3 great-grandchildren surviving.

    Mr. Gines was a devoted member of the Free Methodist Church of this city, and had been quite active in past years in developing young men for the ministry. Several of these will participate in the final rites for Mr. Gines.

    Funeral services have been arranged for 11 o'clock Sunday morning, and will be held at the Free Methodist church. Rev. Fletcher and Rev. McDowell will have charge, with burial following in Sumner, Illinois.

    The body of Mr. Gines has been returned to the family home, after burial preparation at the Gill Funeral Chapel. Friends may call at the home to pay respects.

    John W. Gines Obituary
    John W. Gines Obituary

    OBITUARY OF J. W. GINES


    We are taught in the work of God that man was created a little lower than the angels. Whatever this may mean to us, we are sure that the Marvelous Cabinet consisting of reason, Will, and Conscience, are God-given powers and by these man is distinguished from the beasts sof the field with capacity for higher rational life and Spiritual insight.

    To this truth John Wesley Gines was awakened years ago by the birth of a moral personality.

    In Bible terms we wold say he was "born again" or truly converted to Jesus, and later saw the consistency of the teaching of God's word relation to the doctrine of heart holiness, and our ransom powers being fully dedicated to God.

    This was the experience that gave this good man a never dying zeal and fervor for the salvation of men and the prosperity of the cause of Christ.

    It was the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that pressed the matter of a place of worship upon the heart of Bro. Gines while living near Taswell Crawford County Indiana.

    There was no finance and not many people interested but despite the prevailing indifference and unfavorable surroundings - his faith touoched the God of Miracles and the church was erected. Grand revivals followed and many who were converted to Christunder the labors of John Gines have long since gone to their heavenly reward.

    It was almost 26 years ago since Bro. Gines located in Daviess County North of Washington. Again the revival fire was kindled in his heart and plans were set in operation for an ingathering of Souls.

    As a result of this inspiration more than one hundred and fifty people were converted to Christ in the old theater building on West VanTrees St. and a Free Methodist Church organized with forty-four Charter members.

    Later followed the erection of the building, we worship in today. Bro. Gines has served the Church through all the reverses and problems that are common to those who carry responsibility in religious activities. Many times has he been elected as delegate to the Annual Conference of his Church. Also served as Local Preacher, Class Leader and Chairman of various committees. Yet with an humble attitude and congenial Spirit he won the hearts and love of many people in and outside of Church circles.

    We would not forget while we mention the many virtues of this good man that a consecrated devoted mother in Israel shared her life in all the efforts which were crowned with success. Ida M. Burget to whom he was married November 24, 1887. Never failed to play the part of a faithful wife and an affectionate mother. For 53 years they have journeyed together and reared a family of six children. One having died at an early age.

    Living are Rolla H. Gines, Washington, Indiana; Ray I. Gines, Bloomington, Indiana; Oral N. Gines, Washington, Indiana; Isis M. Hoss, Washington, Indiana; Dorothy B.Riggs, Bloomington, Indiana; and Herald M.Gines, Washington, Indiana beside 23 grand children and 3 great grand children.

    Well done thou good and faithful servant, are the words of our dear Lord. Your toils have won for you a crown, up here is your reward.

    What glorious things you shall behold. Eye hath not seen nor hath ear heard. But mansions fair so we are told, are for the saints so says the Lord.


    Census Documents

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    1880 Henry Geines Census
    1880 Henry Geines Census
    1880 Henry Geines and Henry S. Geines Census Page from www.ancestry.com
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    Henry Geines:
    1880 Lawrence Co, IL census records:

    Henry Gines, 67 years old, farmer, born in PA, both parents born in PA
    Easter, 66, born in PA, parents born in PA (this is obviously incorrect.)
    Catharine, 31, born IL
    Easter, 22, born in IL

    They are living a few houses away from Henry Silas Gines.
    1900 US Census with John Wesley Geines
    1900 US Census with John Wesley Geines
    Name:John N Geines
    [John Wesley Geines]
    [John N Gines]
    [John W Geinss]
    Age:32
    Birth Date:Jun 1867
    Birthplace:Illinois
    Home in 1900:Christy, Lawrence, Illinois[Lawrence]
    Race:White
    Gender:Male
    Relation to Head of House:Head
    Marital Status:Married
    Spouse's Name:Mary I Geines
    Marriage Year:1888
    Years married:12
    Father's Birthplace:Indiana
    Mother's name:Hannah Geines
    Mother's Birthplace:Illinois
    Occupation:View on Image
    Neighbors:View others on page
    Household Members:
    NameAge
    John N Geines32
    Mary I Geines33
    Rolla Geines11
    Raymond Geines8
    Oral Geines5
    Isis Geines1
    Hannah Geines63
    Alvin Geines19

    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
    1910 - United Stated Federal Census - Gines, John W.
    1910 - United Stated Federal Census - Gines, John W.
    1910 - United Stated Federal Census - Gines, John W
    1920 - United States Federal Census - Gines, John W.
    1920 - United States Federal Census - Gines, John W.

    FormHeader: StateIndiana
    FormHeader: CountyDaviess
    FormHeader: TownshipState Twp Precinct No 2
    FormHead: Date10-Jan-1920
    FormHead: Sheet Number4A
    1) Street:
    2) House Number:FM
    3) Number of Household:63
    4) Number of Family:65
    5) Name:Gines, John WIdaDorothyHarold
    6) Relation to Head of House:HeadWifedaughterson
    7) Home Owned or Rented:Owned
    8) If Owned, Free or Mortg.Free
    9) Gender:MaleFemaleFemaleMale
    10) Race:WhiteWhiteWhite
    11) Age:5252138
    Estimated Birth Year:abt 1868abt 1868abt 1907abt 1912
    12) Marital Status:MarriedMarriedSingleSingle
    13) Year of Immigration:----
    14) Naturalized or alien----
    15) If Nat: What Year?----
    16) Attended School or College:yesyes
    17) Able to readyesyesyesyes
    18) Able to writeyesyesyesyes
    19) Birthplace:IllinoisIllinoisIndianaIndiana
    20) Mother Tongue:
    21) Father Birthplace:IllinoisPennsylvaniaIllinoisIllinois
    22) Father Mother Tongue:
    23) Mother Birthplace:KentukyOhioIllinoisIllinois
    24) Mother Mother Tongue:
    25) Able to Speak Englishyesyesyesyes
    26) Trace, Profession or workFarmerNoneNoneNone
    27) Industry or establishmentMilk? Farm
    28) Employer, sal/wage, ownown
    29) Number on Farm Schedule50
    Link to 1920 Census discription page

    1930 - United State Federal Census - Gines, John W
    1930 - United State Federal Census - Gines, John W

    FormHeader: StateIndiana
    FormHeader: CountyDaviess
    FormHeader: TownshipWashington
    FormHead: Date14-Apr-1930
    FormHead: Sheet Number8B
    1) Street:Edwardsport Road
    2) House Number:
    3) Number of Household:145145145
    4) Number of Family:151151151
    5) Name:Gines, John WIda MHarrold
    6) Relation to Head of House:HeadWife HSon
    7) Home Owned or Rented:Rented
    8) Home Value or Rent:4200
    9) Radio Set
    10) Live on a farm?yesyesyes
    11) Gender:MaleFemaleMale
    12) Race:WhiteWhiteWhite
    13) Age:626318
    Estimated Birth Year:abt 1868abt 1867abt 1912
    14) Marital Status:MarriedMarriedSingle
    15) Age at first marriage2021
    16) Attended School or College:NoNoyes
    17) Able to read and writeyesyesyes
    18) Birthplace:IndianaIllinoisIndiana
    19) Father birthplaceUnited StatesIllinoisIndiana
    20) Mother birthplaceUnited StatesOhioIllinois
    21) Language before US
    22) Year of immigration
    23) Natualization
    24) Able to speak Englishyesyesyes
    25) OccupationTruckingHouseStudent
    26) IndustryFarm
    27) Class of WorkerO
    28) At work yesterdayyes
    29) Unemployment Schedule
    30) Veteran
    31) What War?
    32) Number on Farm Schedule91
    Link to 1930 Census discription page

    1940 Census with Herald Marshall Gines
    1940 Census with Herald Marshall Gines
    FormHeader: StateIndiana
    FormHeader: CountyDaviess
    FormHeader: TownshipWashington
    FormHead: Date2-May-1940
    FormHead: Sheet Number8B
    1) Street:Edwardsport Road
    2) House Number:
    3) Number of Household:166166166166167167168168
    4) Home Owned or Rented:OwnedOwnedOwnedOwnedOwnedOwnedRentedRented
    5) Home Value or Rent:180010006
    6) Farm (Y/N):NoYesNo
    7) Name:Harold GinesViolaRonaldDavidJohn W. GinesIdaBerlin GaitherLucille
    8) Relation to Head of House:HeadWifeSonSonHeadWifeHeadWife
    9) Gender:MaleFemaleMaleMaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
    10) Race:WhiteWhiteWhiteWhiteWhiteWhiteWhiteWhite
    11) Age:28264272732219
    Estimated Birth Year:abt 1912abt 1914abt 1936abt 1938abt 1868abt 1867abt 1918abt 1921
    12) Marital Status:MarriedMarriedSingleSingleMarriedMarriedMarriedMarried
    13) Attended School or College:NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
    14) Highest Grade Completed:HS 3HS 40066HS 1HS 4
    15) Birthplace:IndianaMissouriIndianaIndianaIllinoisIllinoisIllinoisMissouri
    16) Citizenship
    17) 1935 CityWashingtonWashingtonWashingtonWashingtonOntarioWashington
    18) 1935 CountyDaviessDaviessDaviessDaviessVernonDaviess
    19) 1935 StateIndianaIndianaIndianaIndianaWisconsinIndiana
    20) 1935 FarmNoNo
    21) Work for Pay/ProfitYesNoNoNoNo
    22) Public Emergency Work-NoNoNoNo
    23) Seeking Work-NoNoYesNo
    24) If Not Seeking-have job-NoNo-No
    25) Housework/School/Oth-UnableHousework-Housework
    26) Hours worked/wk40
    27) Unemployment Length2
    28) Trade/ProfessionCarpenterFilling Station Attendant
    29) Industry/BusinessPublic BuildingsGasoline Filling Station
    30) Class of Workerpwpw
    31) Weeks worked in 1939330043
    32) Money/Wages/Salary5000046823
    33) Number on Farm Sched.42
    Link to 1940 Census discription page


  • Notes 
    • Wanda L. Gines has marriage license for John W. Gines and Ida M. Burget.


      Born Sumner, Illinois, Lawrence County.
      Moved to Tunnel Hill, English, Crawford County, Indiana.
      Moved to Davies County approximately 1914.

      PRESS NOTES

      John W. Gines passes away on New Year's Day.
      Funeral Services to be held Sunday Morning at 11 o'clock.

      John W. Gines, 73, living on Washington route one, died at his ome at 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. He had been ill since November 1939 and in a serious condition since last September 1.

      A native of Sumner, Illinois, Mr. Gines was born June 25, 1867. He was the son of Henry and Hannah E. (Herrin) Gines, and was educated in the Sumner schools. Mr. Gines followed the occupation of farming. He came to this county 26 years ago last March.

      He is survived by his wife, Ida M. Gines, whom he married November 24, 1887, and the following children: Rolla H. and Oral N. Gines, both of Washington; Herald M. Gines, of Washington rural route; Ray I. Gines and Mrs. Dorothy B. Riggs, both of Bloomington; and Mrs. Isis M. Hoss, Washington rural route.

      Another daughter, Nora E. Gines, is deceased.

      Mr. Gines was a member of the Free Methodist Church and one of its most enthusiastic supporters. He was a highly esteemed citizen.

      Friends may call at the family residence.

      Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Mr. Fletcher and the Rev. Leroy McDowell in charge, and burial at Sumner, Illinois.


      WILL OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

      Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gines, who live north of the Longfellow school at the north edge of Washington, will have open house Thursday from 2 to 4 o'clock, at which time they will welcome friends in observance of their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

      John W. Gines was born on June 25, 1867, and Ida M. Burget was born February 13, 1867, both near Sumner, Illinois. They grew up within two miles of each other, attended day school together at old Center, and also Sunday school at old Wesley Chapel.

      They were married at the age of 20 years and have spent 50 years of happily married life together. Seven children blessed their union, four being residents of this city and two of Bloomington, whle the seventh died at Sumner, Illinois at the age of nine years.

      Mr. and Mrs. Gines have been in business in Sumner, for five years, and then came to Daviess county 23 years ago, being at Hyatt Station for 13 years before buying the home where they now reside.

      For over 30 years the couple have been Bible Christians, keeping up the family altar in the home, and tithing their income and attending and supporting the Free Methodist Church of Washington and other worthy institutions.

      The aged couple have revealed their motto as "Ready to Live or Ready to Die". They are reported ready and willing to go day or night to pray for or help in any way the sick or dying.

      Names of children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Gines are as follows:

      Oral N. Gines, and two children, Donald Ray and Carolyn Sue.

      Rolla H. Gines, and three children, Nelline, Edwin and Forrest.

      Ray Gines, of Bloomington, and three children, Junior, Joyce and John Thomas.

      Herald Gines and children, Ronald and David.

      Mrs. John Riggs, of Bloomington, and children, Archer and Joan.

      Isis Hoss, of Hyatt Station and children, Ruth, Dorothy, Helen, Geneva, Virginia, Eleanor, Darlene, John and Paul.

      Nora Gines, a daughter, died at the age of nine years.

      Wanda L. Gines has in her files the handwritten list of guests attending their golden wedding celebration.

      PRESS NOTES

      J. W. Gines dies following long illness.

      Funeral Sunday Morning for Well Known Local Farmer.

      John W. Gines, 73, well known farmer of Washington twp., died at 5:30 o'clock Wed. morning at the family home, about half a mile north of the Longfellow school on the Edwardsport Road.

      Death of the well known man was attributed to a complication of ailments, and came after a lingering illness which began in November a year ago. He had been serviously ill since last September.

      Native of Sumner, Ill., the deceased was born June 25, 1867. He was a son of Henry and Hannah E. (Herrin) Gines and spent his early life in the Sumner community. He came to Daviess county 26 years ago last March and had resided here since that time.

      Married on November 24, 1887, Mr. Gines is survived by the wife, Ida M. (Burget) Gines. Six of seven children born to the union also survive. They are Rolla H. Gines of Washington, Ray I. Gines of Bloomington, Oral N. Gines of Washington, Isis M. Hoss of Washington, R. R. Dorothy B. Riggs of Bloomington, and Herald M. Gines of Washington R. R. A daughter, Nora E. Gines, is deceased. There also are 25 grand children and 3 great-grandchildren surviving.

      Mr. Gines was a devoted member of the Free Methodist Church of this city, and had been quite active in past years in developing young men for the ministry. Several of these will participate in the final rites for Mr. Gines.

      Funeral services have been arranged for 11 o'clock Sunday morning, and will be held at the Free Methodist church. Rev. Fletcher and Rev. McDowell will have charge, with burial following in Sumner, Illinois.

      The body of Mr. Gines has been returned to the family home, after burial preparation at the Gill Funeral Chapel. Friends may call at the home to pay respects.


      OBITUARY OF J. W. GINES

      We are taught in the work of God that man was created a little lower than the angels. Whatever this may mean to us, we are sure that the Marvelous Cabinet consisting of reason, Will, and Conscience, are God-given powers and by these man is distinguished from the beasts sof the field with capacity for higher rational life and Spiritual insight.

      To this truth John Wesley Gines was awakened years ago by the birth of a moral personality.

      In Bible terms we wold say he was "born again" or truly converted to Jesus, and later saw the consistency of the teaching of God's word relation to the doctrine of heart holiness, and our ransom powers being fully dedicated to God.

      This was the experience that gave this good man a never dying zeal and fervor for the salvation of men and the prosperity of the cause of Christ.

      It was the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that pressed the matter of a place of worship upon the heart of Bro. Gines while living near Taswell Crawford County Indiana.

      There was no finance and not many people interested but despite the prevailing indifference and unfavorable surroundings - his faith touoched the God of Miracles and the church was erected. Grand revivals followed and many who were converted to Christunder the labors of John Gines have long since gone to their heavenly reward.

      It was almost 26 years ago since Bro. Gines located in Daviess County North of Washington. Again the revival fire was kindled in his heart and plans were set in operation for an ingathering of Souls.

      As a result of this inspiration more than one hundred and fifty people were converted to Christ in the old theater building on West VanTrees St. and a Free Methodist Church organized with forty-four Charter members.

      Later followed the erection of the building, we worship in today. Bro. Gines has served the Church through all the reverses and problems that are common to those who carry responsibility in religious activities. Many times has he been elected as delegate to the Annual Conference of his Church. Also served as Local Preacher, Class Leader and Chairman of various committees. Yet with an humble attitude and congenial Spirit he won the hearts and love of many people in and outside of Church circles.

      We would not forget while we mention the many virtues of this good man that a consecrated devoted mother in Israel shared her life in all the efforts which were crowned with success. Ida M. Burget to whom he was married November 24, 1887. Never failed to play the part of a faithful wife and an affectionate mother. For 53 years they have journeyed together and reared a family of six children. One having died at an early age.

      Living are Rolla H. Gines, Washington, Indiana; Ray I. Gines, Bloomington, Indiana; Oral N. Gines, Washington, Indiana; Isis M. Hoss, Washington, Indiana; Dorothy B.Riggs, Bloomington, Indiana; and Herald M.Gines, Washington, Indiana beside 23 grand children and 3 great grand children.

      Well done thou good and faithful servant, are the words of our dear Lord. Your toils have won for you a crown, up here is your reward.

      What glorious things you shall behold. Eye hath not seen nor hath ear heard. But mansions fair so we are told, are for the saints so says the Lord.



      Wanda L. Gines has funeral book with the following information:

      In Memory of
      John Wesley Gines
      Born Sumner, Illinois, June 25, 1867

      Entered into rest
      Washington, Indiana, January 1, 1941
      73 yrs. 6 mo. 6 days

      Interment
      Sumner, Illinois, January 5, 1941; 2:30 p.m.

      Father's Father Henry Geines
      Father's Mother Easter (Ester) Geines
      Father Henry S. Geines
      Mother Hannah E. Herrin Gines
      Deceased John Wesley Gines
      Wedded to Ida Mary Burget

      Other Members of Family: Rolla Harrison Gines
      Raymond Irl Gines
      Nora Ethel Gines (deceased)
      Oral Norval Gines
      Isis Matilda Gines Hoss
      Dorothy Burget Gines Riggs
      Herald Marshall Gines

      Services: Washington, Indiana
      Free Methodist Church
      January 5, 1941; 11:00 a.m.

      Officiating: Rev. Leroy McDowell
      Rev. Noah Fletcher

      Other Speakers: James Bright Ralph Bright
      Cleo Denbo Elmer Riggs
      Clayton Cassidy Rex Fortner

      Music: Jesus Lover of My Soul
      He Hideth My Soul
      Asleep in Jesus
      Will the Circle Be Unbroken

      Selections Rendered by: Ina Horton Rena Green
      Dorothy Horton Hazel Horton
      Noah Fletcher Guy Horton
      William Horton Elmer Riggs

      Bearers: A. M Perkins Walter Hand
      Ray Tharpe Rodney Delphia
      Alvin McCracken Clifford Chattin



      Note on back of sales slip carried in his billfold.
      Just one year ago today the dearest flower on earth to me was taken away to be with God who gave her to me for awhile and in our ups and downs and our trials we shared such (maybe it's each) other love we had our heart aches and so on but through God there is some day we may join hands again around God's white throng.

      Wanda L. Gines has what remains of the Local Preacher's License for J. W. Gines for Wabash Conference. The bottom was eaten away so we do not know the date or the superintendent.


      There was a page in the family bible entitled: "Family temperance Pledge"
      Believing it to be better for all we, the undersigned solemnly promise, by the help fo God, to abstain from the use of all intoxicating drinks as a beverage.
      The following signatures appear below this: J. W. Gines, Rolla H. Gines, Raymond I. Gines, and Oral N. Gines.


      A document was found dated Mt. Carmel, Ill., Nove. 3rd, 1904. In consideration of Two Hundred received of J. W. Geines, I hereby sell and transfer to J. W. Geines a 1/32 interest in the lease of 80 acres more or less on the farms of H. L. Herrod, M. E. Eggleston G'd'n and J. M. Baker in Allen County Ohio, and I agree to drill one test well into the Trenton Rock sand without further cost to said parties. These leases provide for one sixth (1/6) of the oil to go to the land owner and a money consideration for the gas if used off the premises.
      H. J. Rodgers (difficult to read/may not be correct)

      WARRANTY DEED, City of Sumner, Ill. to John W. Gines, Sumner, Ill.
      This Indenture Witnesseth, that the grantors H. A. Murphy Mayor and wife Christy, city clerk of the City of Sumner in the county of Lawrence and State of Illinois for and in consideration of the sum of Five dollars, in hand paid. conveys and warrants to John W. Gines of the City of Sumner County of Lawrence and State of Illinois the following described Real Estate, to-wit: Lot #124 in Second addition to City Cemetery situated in the City of Sumner in the County of Lawrence in the State of Illinois hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virture of the Homesteach Exemption Laws of this State. Dated, this 8th day of October, A. D.: 189
      signed by: H. A. Murphy, Mayor
      Wife Christy City Clerk


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