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Death of John Dinning Recalled by the Removal of His Widow. Mrs. Dinning, wife of the old Scotsmen, John Dinning, who was buried Tuesday, January 7, 1896, has removed to Greenview, Ill., where she has three sons and one daughter to make her future home.
The removal recalls memories of the deceased. About 3 years ago he came to Lincoln and settled on a piece of land west of the city, where he worked hard, supported himself and wife, occasionally came to town, met friends and had pleasant chats. Mr. Dinning was a native of Scotland where he was born about 1819. He came to American in 1850. He was twice married and became the father of twenty-one children, twelve of whom are living and scattered over the United States. His surviving wife, Rebecca, he married in Terre Haute, Ind., 40 years ago and during all these years they lived happily and contented.
Rev. John Altie, as good and noble and as sincere a man as walks the earth, says of John Dinning: "He preached the gospel for more than fifty years. He believed in the principles of the Primitive Methodist Church, was well informed in the bible, every zealous and jest with everybody. I took him into my church two years ago and preached his funeral sermon and can conscientiously say miss him sorely."
Preparations for death were made. The day previous he called his wife and told her he would die the next day at noon and he did. She carried out his instructions even to the special request that she call at the The Courier Office and liquidate a balance with his favorite newspaper.
The surviving children of the deceased are: Henry, George, Edward and Mrs. Otto McMurray, of Greenview; Rosa Musik of Wollsville, Kas., Eliza Ferit and Hannah McGinty, of Montana; Wm. Dinning, of Richmond, Mo., Peter Dinning, of Bates County, Mo.
The deceased sleeps in Zion cemetery following a long, useful, just and upright life. His residence in Lincoln, though short was prolific of kindness and good fellowship. He will be long remembered.
He was my ggg grandfather.