Obituary Record

John H. Fink
Died on 10/11/1901
Buried in Arlington Cemetery

#1-October 19, 1901- Arlington Herald- John Hunt Fink

Mr. John Hunt Fink was born in Huntingdon County, Penn., July 4, 1847, and died in Hastings, Nebr. October 11, 1901, aged 54 years, 3 months and 7 days.

At the breaking out of the war of the Great Rebellion he enlisted in the Navy and saw a year’s service on the Atlantic coast. He afterwards served in New York and Illinois regiments, five years in all, one year after the war closed on the frontier in Indian service. Soon after his discharge he came to Arlington, which has been his home for thirty years. Twenty-eight years ago he was married to Miss Hannah Unthank, who still lives with three children, a son and daughter at home and a daughter, Mrs. Major Ormsby in Wyoming. Four or five years ago Mr. Fink began to suffer in health, and the last two years he has been under treatment at the State Hospital at Norfolk. After the recent fire he was removed with other patients to Hastings.

Mr. Fink was a man of estimable character, industrious, an upright citizen, a kind neighbor, a loving father and a man whose loss is mourned by the whole community. A large company of friends and neighbors gathered at the residence Monday to attend the funeral services, expressing their respect for the dead and their tender sympathy for the bereaved family. The flower decorations were elaborate and beautiful.

#2-Printed in The Pilot, October 21, 1901

John H. Fink for nearly twenty-five years a resident of Arlington, died at Hastings October 11th. Mr. Fink was an old soldier and a highly respected citizen. For the past five years he had been at the Norfolk Asylum and was recently transferred to Hastings.

~~~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska library.~~~~

Printed in the Arlington Review-Herald on 10/19/1901