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"Obituary - John Jordan Westover"

Name: John Jordan Westover

Married: Martha "Mattie" Virginia Miller

Death date: November 08, 1939

Death location: At home near Farmington, St. Francois County, Missouri

Burial date: Unknown

Burial location: Unknown

Name of newspaper publication: Unknown

Newspaper location: St. Francois County, Missouri

Date published: November 1939


"Transcript of the above obituary"

Title: John J. Westover

 

John Jordan Westover was born in St. Francois county Nov. 23, 1855 and passed away at his home near Farmington on Wednesday Nov. 8, 1939 at the age of 83 years, eleven Months, and fifteen days.

He was the son of Lorenzo and Mary Jane Houk Westover and the grandson of Job Westover who came to Missouri with Moses Austin in the late 1700. They settled first at Potosi and then homesteaded land in what is now Washington and St. Francois Counties. John Westover was the second generation born in the original home built by his grandfather, and grew to manhood under the turbelent conditions of the Civil War and the period of reconstruction.

He was educated by a private tutor in the home and in 1878 attended Bellevue College at Caledonia, Mo., where he met Martha Virginia Miller. They were united in marriage in 1880 and established their home on part of the original Westover grant. In this home ten children were born. In 1902 the family moved to a farm just northwest of Farmington where he has lived out his life.

At an early age he became a Christian and joined the Methodist Church at the old Randolph Church. His life has been a testimony of Christian principles. He has led a very active life until the last year when he has been ill. He became worse Monday and passed away early Wednesday He is survived by his widow and seven living children. Raymond of Los Angeles, Calif., Mabel Williams at home, Paul of Columbia, Anne of Greenfield, Mo., Laura of the home, and Ellen of Atlanta, Ga. Maurice and Emmette, and Edith preceded him in death several years ago. He is also survived by twin sisters, Mary Jane Shaner and Nancy Jane Irvin of Los Angeles, Calif.

His body will be in state at the Richardson Funeral Home and. . . (the final end of this obituary is missing).


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