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John Aikman
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1830
Death: Oct. 14, 1893
Dana
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA

Newport Hoosier State
Wednesday, October 18, 1893

John Aikman was born in Helt Township in this county, on January 17, 1830 and died October 14, 1893 at his home 5 miles southeast of Dana. For several years he had been failing in health which at last made him an easy prey to that dread disease, cancer, which was the immediate cause of his death. He was the oldest son of Barton S. Aikman Sr., one of the pioneers of this country. The deceased spent all his life in this county except a few years that he lived in Iroquois County, IL, where he married his second wife. His first wife was a sister to Stephen Jenks, of Bono. He leaves surviving him a wife, a daughter, and 4 sons by his first wife; and 2 daughters and one son by his last wife, and several grandchildren. Over 15 years of his life he was totally blind, having lost his sight through overwork and exposure in an honest effort to acquire a competence for his family which was nearly all to be swept away in doctoring to regain his sight. During the long night through which he has patiently past to a new day, he had constantly by his side his faithful and devoted wife, who was to him an angel of light, watchful and constant unto death.

The funeral services were conducted at the Bono Church by Rev. J.E. Wright, at 2 o'clock on Sunday, after which the body was silently borne to rest in the beautiful cemetery west of the church by a large procession of relatives and friends. One brother and 5 half brothers were present and acted as pall bearers. The deceased was a member of the U.B. Church, and during all his sickness and suffering he submitted in meekness to the awful decree of blindness, and with a Christian's faith, he patiently watched and waited for the light that should burst from the tomb. His sufferings have ceased and his night has been turned into day.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Barton Stone Aikman (1805 - 1861)
  Jane Rhoades Aikman (1811 - 1845)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary L. Jenks Aikman (1828 - 1863)*
 
 Children:
  William Fremont Aikman (1854 - 1915)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Aikman (1830 - 1893)
  Elizabeth Aikman Allen (1832 - 1896)*
  William Aikman (1834 - 1893)*
  Silas Aikman (1837 - 1905)*
  Robert Aikman (1841 - 1927)*
  Peter A. Aikman (1847 - 1924)**
  Thomas M Aikman (1849 - 1908)**
  Hugh Aikman (1850 - 1924)**
  Samuel Sumner Aikman (1856 - 1950)**
  Henry Montford Aikman (1859 - 1937)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Married Mary L. Jenks May 18, 1853 in Vermillion County, IN - Married second Mary Landree September 2, 1971 in Iroquois County, IL
 
Burial:
Bono Cemetery
Bono
Vermillion County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn Schwab
Record added: Jun 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71328369
John Aikman
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- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Jan. 10, 2015
 
 
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