John C. Sinco, son of Henry and Jane Bennett Sinco, was born January 12, 1839, in Bloomington, IN., and departed this life March 19, 1929, at the age of ninety years, two months and seven days.
At the age of five years he moved with his parents to Iowa on a farm near Glassgo. After remaining there eight years the family moved to a farm five miles south of Kellerton, IA., where the subject grew to manhood and cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln. He was married May 24, 1863, to Caroline W. Kling, and they would have celebrated their sixty-sixth wedding anniversary the 24th day of May, 1929. They moved to a farm six miles south of Kellerton, Iowa, where they resided for forty-three years.
Two this union was born seven children who are all living: Mrs. Jane Paullin of Clark, S.D.; Mrs. Dora Gaines of Benton, Iowa; Mrs. B. H. Eliott of Fairfield, Iowa; Mrs. W. A. Daniels of Kansas City, KS.; John Sinco of Lamoni, Iowa; Mrs. O.D. Harding of Chariton, Iowa; and Mrs. H.H. Gibbs of Iowa City, Iowa. All were present at the time of his passing away except one daughter, Mrs. Jane Pallin of Clark, S.D. Besides his wife and children he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Mary Scott of Mt. Grove, MO. and Mrs. W.H. Barnes of Lamoni, Iowa. Fifteen grandchildren and a host of friends are left to mourn his departure.
Mr. Sinco and wife left the farm twenty-two years ago and moved to Kellerton, Iowa, and later to Benton, Iowa, where they have lived fifteen years. At the age of seventy he united with the Methodist Church and lived a christian life until the end.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Benton, March 21, 1929 at 1:30, conducted by Rev. T.S. Rhoades, and burial was made at the family lot at Kellerton, Iowa. Being favorite songs, the following were sung: “Rock of Ages” Nearer My God to Thee” and “Going Down the River One by One.”
The five nephews, Virgil W. Barnes, Ben H. Barnes, Herbert Scott, Luther Davis, Ralph Buck and Ralph Dillenburg acting as pall bearers.