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John Alexander Shinn

John Alexander Shinn[1, 2, 3]

Male 1862 - 1941  (78 years)

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  • Name John Alexander Shinn 
    Born 11 Dec 1862  Mcdermotts Mill, Mason, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1870  Mill Creek, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1870 U.S. Federal Census
    1870 U.S. Federal Census
    Source Citation
    Year: 1870; Census Place: Mill Creek, Jackson, West Virginia; Roll: M593_1689; Page: 364A; Image: 149; Family History Library Film: 553188
    Residence 1910  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 10 Jul 1941  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jackson County, WV Deaths
    Jackson County, WV Deaths
    Indexed Register of Deaths, Jackson County West Virginia, Page 60
    Notes 
    • Notes for JOHN ALEXANDER SHINN:
      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John AlexanderShinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. is deadand the curtain ha srung down on one of the colorful careers in thehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at his Ripleyhome last Thursday e vening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock to thecitizens of the County,many of whom had no t learned that he had beenfor four days fighting valiantlybut fighting a losing battle agai nst aheart ailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehe had been deput y sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expired wasnamed a memberof the Board of Educat ion of Ripley independent districtand in 1934 was elected to membership on the county cour t and waselected for another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was born atMcDermott's Mill, Maso n County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10, 1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty d ays.
      When only two years of age he moved toFairplain with his parents whosettled on the farm w hich he owned at the timeof his death. On March29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Ski dmore, daughter of A. A. andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven children were born.T hree ofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia Ellison ofRipley, Mrs. J. Howa rd Smith of Ripley, AllenShinn of Ripley andDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one br other, J.O. Shinn of Pt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, of Evans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSunday afternoon at 2 o 'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theservice and the body was taken toShinn cemet ery at Fairplain for burial.

      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John Alexander Shinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. is deadand the curtain has rung down on one of the colorful careers in thehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at his Ripleyhome last Thursday evening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock to thecitizens of the County, many of whom had not learned that he had been forfour days fightingvaliantly but fighting a losing battle against a heartailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehe had been deputy sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expired wasnamed amember of the Board of Education of Ripley independent districtand in 1934 waselected to membership on the county court and was electedfor another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was bornatMcDermott's Mill, Mason County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10, 1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty days.
      When only two years of age he movedto Fairplain with his parents whosettled on the farm which he owned at the time of his death. On March29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Skidmore, daughter of A. A. andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven children were born.Three ofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia Ellison ofRipley, Mrs. J. Howard Smith of Ripley, Allen Shinn of Ripley andDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one brother, J.O. Shinn of Pt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, of Evans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theservice and the body was taken to Shinn cemetery at Fairplain for burial.

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      Notes for JOHN ALEXANDER SHINN:
      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John Alexander Shinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. isdeadand the curtain ha s rung down on one of the colorful careers inthehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at hisRipleyhome last Thursday e vening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock tothecitizens of the County, many of whom had no t learned that he hadbeenfor four days fighting valiantly but fighting a losing battle against aheart ailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehehad been deput y sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expiredwasnamed a member of the Board of Educat ion of Ripley independentdistrictand in 1934 was elected to membership o n the county cour t andwaselected for another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was bornatMcDermott's Mill, Maso n County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10,1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty d ays.
      When only two years of age he moved to Fairplain with his parentswhosettled on the farm w hich he owned at the time of his death. OnMarch29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Ski dmore, daughter of A. A.andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven c hildren were born. T hreeofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia EllisonofRipley, Mrs. J. Howa rd Smith of Ripley, Allen Shinn of RipleyandDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one br other, J.O. Shinn ofPt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, ofE vans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSundayafternoon at 2 o 'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theserviceand the body was taken to Shinn cemet ery at Fairplain for burial.

      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John Alexander Shinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. isdeadand the curtain has rung down on one of the colorful careers inthehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at hisRipleyhome last Thursday evening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock tothecitizens of the County, many of whom had not learned that he had beenforfour days fighting valiantly but fighting al osing battle against aheartailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehehad been deputy sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expiredwasnamed a member of the Board of Education of Ripley independentdistrictand in 1934 was elected to membership ont he county court and waselectedfor another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was bornatMcDermott's Mill, Mason County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10,1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty days.
      When only two years of age he moved to Fairplain with his parentswhosettled on the farm which he owned at the time of his death. OnMarch29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Skidmore, daughter of A. A.andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven chi ldren were born. Threeofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia EllisonofRipley, Mrs. J. Howard Smith of Ripley, Allen Shinn of RipleyandDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one brother, J.O. Shinn ofPt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, of Ev ans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSundayafternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theserviceand the body was taken to Shinn cemetery at Fairplain for burial.

      Notes for JOHN ALEXANDER SHINN:
      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John AlexanderShinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. is deadand the curtain ha srung down on one of the colorful careers in thehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at his Ripleyhome last Thursday e vening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock to thecitizens of the County,many of whom had no t learned that he had beenfor four days fighting valiantlybut fighting a losing battle agai nst aheart ailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehe had been deput y sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expired wasnamed a memberof the Board of Educat ion of Ripley independent districtand in 1934 was elected to membership on the county cour t and waselected for another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was born atMcDermott's Mill, Maso n County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10, 1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty d ays.
      When only two years of age he moved toFairplain with his parents whosettled on the farm w hich he owned at the timeof his death. On March29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Ski dmore, daughter of A. A. andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven children were born.T hree ofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia Ellison ofRipley, Mrs. J. Howa rd Smith of Ripley, AllenShinn of Ripley andDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one br other, J.O. Shinn of Pt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, of Evans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSunday afternoon at 2 o 'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theservice and the body was taken toShinn cemet ery at Fairplain for burial.

      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John Alexander Shinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. is deadand the curtain has rung down on one of the colorful careers in thehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at his Ripleyhome last Thursday evening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock to thecitizens of the County, many of whom had not learned that he had been forfour days fightingvaliantly but fighting a losing battle against a heartailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehe had been deputy sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expired wasnamed amember of the Board of Education of Ripley independent districtand in 1934 waselected to membership on the county court and was electedfor another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was bornatMcDermott's Mill, Mason County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10, 1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty days.
      When only two years of age he movedto Fairplain with his parents whosettled on the farm which he owned at the time of his death. On March29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Skidmore, daughter of A. A. andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven children were born.Three ofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia Ellison ofRipley, Mrs. J. Howard Smith of Ripley, Allen Shinn of Ripley andDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one brother, J.O. Shinn of Pt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, of Evans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theservice and the body was taken to Shinn cemetery at Fairplain for burial.

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      Notes for JOHN ALEXANDER SHINN:
      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John Alexander Shinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. isdeadand the curtain ha s rung down on one of the colorful careers inthehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at hisRipleyhome last Thursday e vening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock tothecitizens of the County, many of whom had no t learned that he hadbeenfor four days fighting valiantly but fighting a losing battle against aheart ailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehehad been deput y sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expiredwasnamed a member of the Board of Educat ion of Ripley independentdistrictand in 1934 was elected to membership o n the county cour t andwaselected for another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was bornatMcDermott's Mill, Maso n County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10,1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty d ays.
      When only two years of age he moved to Fairplain with his parentswhosettled on the farm w hich he owned at the time of his death. OnMarch29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Ski dmore, daughter of A. A.andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven c hildren were born. T hreeofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia EllisonofRipley, Mrs. J. Howa rd Smith of Ripley, Allen Shinn of RipleyandDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one br other, J.O. Shinn ofPt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, ofE vans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSundayafternoon at 2 o 'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theserviceand the body was taken to Shinn cemet ery at Fairplain for burial.

      John Alexander Shinn's obit:

      John Alexander Shinn, known to his thousands of friends as J. A. isdeadand the curtain has rung down on one of the colorful careers inthehistory of Jackson County.
      Death came to the 78 year old member of the County Court at hisRipleyhome last Thursday evening about 9:30 o'clock and was a shock tothecitizens of the County, many of whom had not learned that he had beenforfour days fighting valiantly but fighting al osing battle against aheartailment which developed Sunday.
      He was Sheriff of the county from 1917 to 1921. Previously to that timehehad been deputy sheriff and after his term of sheriff had expiredwasnamed a member of the Board of Education of Ripley independentdistrictand in 1934 was elected to membership ont he county court and waselectedfor another 6 years term last fall.
      He was a son of George W. and Elizabeth (Stone) Shinn, was bornatMcDermott's Mill, Mason County, on Dec. 11, 1862, died on July 10,1941Ripley, age 78 years, 6 months and twenty days.
      When only two years of age he moved to Fairplain with his parentswhosettled on the farm which he owned at the time of his death. OnMarch29, 1883 he married Miss Dora Catherine Skidmore, daughter of A. A.andMadaline Skidmore and to this union seven chi ldren were born. Threeofthe children died in infancy.
      He is survived by the widow and four children, Mrs Georgia EllisonofRipley, Mrs. J. Howard Smith of Ripley, Allen Shinn of RipleyandDoctor John Shinn Jr. of Pt. Pleasant, one brother, J.O. Shinn ofPt.Pleasant, and a sister, Mrs A. A. Reynolds, of Ev ans.
      The funeral services were held at the Ripley United Brethren ChurchSundayafternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. L. R. Mahoney in charge of theserviceand the body was taken to Shinn cemetery at Fairplain for burial.
    Person ID I15589  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2015 

    Mother Elizabeth Stone,   b. 13 Apr 1822, Greene, Greene, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1906, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1853  Mason, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Apr 1853  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F4807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dora Catherine "Kate" Skidmore,   b. 11 May 1864, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1944, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Children 
     1. Arizona Jesse Shinn,   b. 26 Jun 1891, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jessie A Shinn,   b. Abt 1875/1900, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Virgil Allen Shinn,   b. 4 Apr 1895, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F7105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Georgia Elizabeth Shinn,   b. Jan 1889, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     2. John Alexander Shinn, Jr,   b. Abt 1900/1925, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F7103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Mill Creek, Jackson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jul 1941 - Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia; Roll: T624_1681; Page: 17A; Enume.
      Birth date: abt 1863 Birth place: West Virginia Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1910uscenindex&h=30253602&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    2. [S9] Family Trees and LDS, This information is obtained from Public and Private Family Trees and Data Collections including but not limited to: LDS, Ancestry, WFT, MyFamily etc., (Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual private or public files. This infomation is not a "Primary Source".), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=22755840&pid=15589

    3. [S9] Family Trees and LDS, This information is obtained from Public and Private Family Trees and Data Collections including but not limited to: LDS, Ancestry, WFT, MyFamily etc., (Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual private or public files. This infomation is not a "Primary Source".), Ancestry Family Tree.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=22755840&pid=117987

    4. [S25] History of the Shinn Family in Europe & America, Josiah H. Shinn, A.M., (Name: The Genealogical and Historical Publishing Company, 1903 (on microfilm);), 395.
      QUAY

    5. [S5] 1880 United States Federal Census, FHL Film 1255404; National Archives Film T9-1404; Page 460D.


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