Decatur County Journal Thursday, September l2, l9l8
MARY MELVINA HINES was born in Blanchester, Clinton County, Ohio, October 25, l848, and died of heart failure at her home in Leon, Iowa, Sunday, September lst, l9l8, at the age of 69 years, ten months and five days.
She was married to WILLIAM HINES January l5, l864.To this union four children were born: JAMES, of Grand River, Iowa; MRS. ADA GAMMON, of Leon, Iowa; MRS. ELSIE GAMMON, of Garden Grove; and W.C. HINES, of Council Bluffs.She was converted and joined the Christian Church of Eden Prairie, Iowa, 29 years ago and has lived a Christian life ever since.She came with her husband to this county in l879, and has since made this her home.They were married 54 years ago and were ever ready to lend a helping hand.
For some time past, MOTHER HINES has been in very poor health.Her relatives and friends did all in their power to relieve her suffering but to no avail and death came as a relief.She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, four children, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral was conducted by Rev. Esch and Rev. Flannery at the Christian Church on Tuesday, September 3rd.