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John C Cantonwine
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1921
Death: May 9, 2003

John Charles Cantonwine was the son of Claude Burch & Reggie Elizabeth(Wells) Cantonwine, grandson of Charles Jacob & Bessie Amelia (Burch) Cantonwine, great-grandson of Abraham & Elizabeth (White) Cantonwine, and great-great-grandson of Charles and Mary Magdalea (Scholl) Cantonwine.

Charles, the patriarch of the Cantonwine family, immigrated to America from Prussia in 1806, arriving in Philadelphia, Penn., aboard the ship Orlando. The ship's passenger list shows Chr. Kuntentwine, single man. The name Kuntentwine laterevolved to Cantonwine, and Charles appears to be the only surnamed Kuntentwine/Cantonwine to immigrate to America. Eight or so years after his arrival in Philadelphia, in about 1814, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.

Banner-Graphic [Greencastle, Putnam, IN] November 3, 2003

John C. Cantonwine, 82, Greencastle, died Friday evening at Putnam County Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1921 in Greencastle, he was the son of Claude and Reggie (Wells) Cantonwine. A 1938 graduate of Greencastle High School, he had attended Purdue University. A lifelong farmer in Putnam County, he was a charter member of the Greencastle Church of Christ, was a member of the Putnam County Farm Bureau, and was a former elder and preacher in various church locations. He had been a Dekalb corn dealer and an Amway dealer for many years, and was a member of the Rural Youth and the Putnam County Woodworkers Association. He married Etta Dell Thomas on Aug. 15, 1943, in Grencastle, IN. She survives [died 6/14/2005]. Also surviving are a daughter Judy and a son, Dale, four grandchildren, Tim, Thomas, Becky and Robert and four great-grandchildren, Megan, Quinci, Malissa, and Joshua. A nephew, Jeff also survies. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,Claude Estle Cantonwine [d. 1986]. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Bro. Charles Sebree officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Purdue Club in care of Jerry Williams, 507 Ritter Ave., Greencastle, 46135

New information: Thomas Holton Miller, a great-grandson was born November 4, 2003 to Thomas Burch Miller and Cortney Long Miller. He was born in Danville, Indiana, Hendricks County.

Malissa Miller married Jason Hatch in March 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. They had a daughter born August 25, 2009 in Inidnapolis, Indiana, Marion county. Her name is Tatum Rylann Hatch.

Family links: 
  Claude Burch Cantonwine (1898 - 1991)
  Reggie Elizabeth Wells Cantonwine (1896 - 1985)
  Etta Dell Thomas Cantonwine (1924 - 2005)*
  Etta Dell Thomas Cantonwine (1924 - 2005)*
  John C Cantonwine (1921 - 2003)
  Claude Estle Cantonwine (1923 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Judy Miller
Originally Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Oct 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12191621
John C Cantonwine
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John C Cantonwine
Added by: Ann Koch
John C Cantonwine
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For my Dad, I love you and miss you.Each time I make the pineapple salads, you are close it seems.
- Judy Miller
 Added: Feb. 10, 2007
I would appreciate being notified of any new information about this family member and, especially, having headstone or family photos posted here.
- Ann Koch
 Added: Feb. 10, 2007
Everyone should be remembered. RIP
- Barbara Charlier
 Added: Sep. 20, 2006

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