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Stephen Watson "Wat" Kiner
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1866
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1920
Sac County
Iowa, USA

Former Well Know Printer Dies at Wall Lake and is Laid to Rest in Ida Grove

Ida Grove Pioneer Record
Feb. 11, 1920

A great many people in Ida Grove and Ida county who knew genial "Wat" Kiner, were filled with sincere grief last Saturday upon learning that Mr. Kiner had died the day previous at his home in Wall Lake, from pneumonia, which had stricken him a few days before. Mr. Kiner had been a patient sufferer for the past five years with rheumatism and every effort had been exerted to obtain a cure, but without avail. In his weakened condition, he was not able to offer resistance to dread pneumonia.
The remains were brought to Ida Grove Monday afternoon from Wall Lake and a legion of old friends followed his body to its last resting place in Ida Grove cemetary. A brief prayer at the grave was the only ceremonial, the regular funeral service having been held at Wall Lake.
Stephan Watson Kiner was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, July 17, 1866 and was the son of Frank F. Kiner and Eliza Kiner. When he was a small boy, his parents moved to Cairo, Iowa, and in the spring of 1883, to Ida Grove. The father for a time owned the old Ida county Watch, which was later merged with The Pioneer. After working for the Maple Valley Era for a while; "Wat" founded the Record, which was later merged with the Era to form the Ida Grove Record Era. In the fall of 1902, Mr. Kiner moved to Onawa and was connected with the Sentinel until about seven years ago, when he went to Odebolt to take a position with The Chronicle. He remained with them until his health made it increasingly difficult to follow his beloved profession, moving a year ago to Wall Lake.
Mr. Kiner was a well known ball player during his residence in Ida Grove, forming a battery with his brother H. A. Kiner, that acquired fame far and wide, "Wat" being the clever pitcher. Mr. Kiner was a master hand in his profession, a person universally loved for his square dealing, his kindness of heart, his sympathy, and his calm, even temperament.
Mr. Kiner was married to Miss Emma Brannan, daughter of Thomas S. Brannan in 1891. She survives him, also the following children: Mrs. Edith Sebern of Cherokee, Leslie Kiner of Cherokee, Louis Kiner of Wall Lake, Wilke Kiner of Sac City; also two brothers, H. A. Kiner of Sioux Falls, S.D., Card Kiner of Ida Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Elser and Mrs. Emma Latchaw of Ida Grove.
Family links: 
  Frederick F. Kiner (1833 - 1901)
  Eliza Ann Nicodemus Kiner (1831 - 1894)
  Emma E. Brannan Kiner (1869 - 1952)
  Ethel Kiner (____ - 1898)*
  Leslie Fayette Kiner (1892 - 1973)*
  Louis Edwin Kiner (1894 - 1961)*
  Edith K. Kiner Skaro (1895 - 1981)*
  Wilke Forest Kiner (1900 - 1939)*
  Frederick Coroda Kiner (1855 - 1938)*
  Emma E. Kiner Latchaw (1857 - 1933)*
  Myra Susan Kiner Condit (1858 - 1905)*
  Hamilton Avanell Kiner (1864 - 1946)*
  Stephen Watson Kiner (1866 - 1920)
  Jessie V. Kiner Elser (1868 - 1941)*
  Nino Willis Kiner (1871 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove
Ida County
Iowa, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.35678, -95.4508
Maintained by: Steve Kiner
Originally Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Mar 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49816486
Stephen Watson Wat Kiner
Added by: Steve Kiner
Stephen Watson Wat Kiner
Added by: Steve Kiner
Stephen Watson Wat Kiner
Added by: Conley Wolterman
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