Unusual grief was felt in Vernon and Jennings County when it became known that Henry Hinchman or "Uncle Henry"
Hinchman as the public knew him, had died. His death occurred at his home here on Monday evening at 6:40 o'clock, after a lingering illness of infimities
of age. Funeral was held at the M.E. church, Wednesday afternoon, and burial in the Vernon Cemetery.
Mr. Hinchman was born in Columbiana County, Ohio September 21st, 1838. He came when a mere lad with his parents to Jennings county,
moving to a farm east of Vernon, which is now and probably will be always known as the "Hinchman Farm". Thus though born in Ohio most of his life was spent
in or near Vernon. Mr. Hinchman was twice married. His first marriage was to Miss Rena Patrick, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick of near
To them were born four children who grew to manhood and womanhood. They were Mrs. Emma Jane Almond, Wm. Hinchman, Charles Hinchman
and Miss Elizabeth Hinchman. After the death of his wife he married Miss Sarah Baughn daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Baughn of Vernon. To this
union were born Edward Hinchman, Vernon, Roy Hinchman, North Vernon, and Mrs. Myra Cope, Terre Haute. Mrs. Emma Jane Almond and Chas. Hinchman preceded
their father in death. Wm. Hinchman of Yakima, Washington, Miss Elizabeth Hinchman of New York City, Mrs. J.N. Culp of Terre Haute, Roy of North Vernon and
Edwin Hinchman of Vernon survive their father. He was an active member for many years of the M.E. Church of Vernon.
He was a man among men, a man of honor, and a most generous man who was always ready and willing to contribute to those whose needs
were greater than his own.
He always found time to give his attention to useful charities.
Men still live in Jennings county who valued his higher judgement. We know not where to turn to find his worthy successor.
In return Mr. Hinchman always valued the love and high esteem in which he was held "thoughout the county and state. In a true sense,
he fought the good fight, he has finished his course.
May the blessings of his memory and the knowledge that now all is well with him bring to them in time, that consolation which may
soften though it can not obliterate at this time.
To the family and to the son who administered to him in his every need the public extend sympathy. Mr. Hinchman lives,
"as a friend to man"
"I see from my house by the side of the road,
By the side of the highway of life
The men who press with the ardor of hope
The men who are faint with the strife
But I turn not away from their smiles or their tears
Both parts of an infinite plan;
Let me live in my house by the side of the road
And be a friend to man.