|Birth: ||Oct. 21, 1829|
|Death: ||Nov. 6, 1915|
Source: Frankfort Crescent
Saturday, November 6, 1915, page 8
An early pioneer of Clinton county was removed this morning in the death of Mrs. Catherine Blinn, which occurred at her home 600 South Clay
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which was spent in the wagon coming from Indianapolis to Kirklin, along the old Michigan pike. The family slept in the wagons. The greater part of the journey was spent walking, as this was usually preferred to riding in the jostling wagons over the highways then serving as roads.
Eight weeks were required to make the trip to this county. The family had intended Lafayette as its objective, but stopped here because of the illness of the grandfather. The family consisted of the grandfather, parents and an infant brother, besides the girl. Because of his infirm condition the grandfather rode the distance.
Mrs. Blinn was the eldest of seven children, but has survived them all.
She was married to Adam Blinn on December 30, 1847. Mr. Blinn was a native of Clinton county. The couple established a home on the Blinn farm on the Thorntown road. The lived there until 1871, when Mr. Blinn retired from active farming life and moved to Frankfort for residence. The couple had six children, three of whom are dead. The surviving children are: Jacob Blinn of Frankfort; Mrs. Lucy B. Majore of North Dakota and Mrs. Ella Maish of Lebanon. William R. Hines of Chicago, formerly of this city, was an adopted child.
Mrs. Blinn was amember of the Methodist church from early young womanhood. She was an active worker in the church and its auxiliaries. Her wide circle of friends and acquaintances knew her for a true and sympathetic woman, one who exerted her efforts for the aid of others.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. George F. Craig. Interment will be at the I. O. O. F. cemetery. The pall bearers will be Amos Derrick, Allen Pauley, Fred Meed, Tom Paris, James Blinn, and Harry R. Hines. The first five named are nephews of the deceased.
Friends are kindly requested not to send floral tributes.
Adam Blinn (1825 - 1901)
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