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CENTER JUNCTION—William Albin, son of Andrew and Lucinda (Ireland) Stingley, passed away at his home in Center Junction, September 5, 1927. He was born in Henry county, Indiana, March 30, 1849. With his parents he came to Jones county while very young and located in Rome township. His father died when the deceased was four years old and in early boyhood and until he was 16 years of age, he helped his mother support the family.
In 1877 he was united in marriage to Miss Estelle Preston, to this union nine children were born, eight of whom with the wife survive. The children are: Bertha Spohn of Cedar Falls: Maude Duncan of Center Junction, William A. of Denver, Colo., Earl H. of Cedar Falls, Harry E. of Center Junction, Roscoe of Tiskilwa, Illinois, Olive Springer of Center Junction and Helen Freizinger of St Louis. Alma died when eleven years old, in 1882. Mr. Stingley came to Center Junction where for 26 years he served as section foreman on the Milwaukee railroad, after which he served the company as station agent for several years. He was a member and loyal supporter of the Methodist church and served on the official board for years.
He was also a member of the Woodman lodge. Two years ago about February, Mr. Stingley suffered a stroke, from which he recovered sufficiently to be about again. He was bedfast for the past three months and was tenderly and patiently cared for by his wife and children. Although his educational advantages were limited he was a well informed man having always been a broad reader, keeping in touch with matters of general interest. Funeral services were held in the M E church, Wednesday morning, Sept. 7 with Rev. Joslin in charge, assisted by Rev. Long. Burial at the North Madison cemetery.
Submitted by: Joanne Wilken