Friday, April 18, 1913, Rockford Morning Star,, pg 5

ANDREW C. SPINK FUNERAL PLANS--REMAINS OF DAVIS JUNCTION RESIDENT TO BE INTERRED IN ROCKFORD--(Special to the Morning Star.) DAVIS JUNCTION, April 17--Andrew C. Spink, a resident of this place for the past thirty years and one of the best known citizens, was relieved from the cares of this world and entered into his eternal rest at 12:35 am Thursday, April 17, after an illness extending back since about holiday time of a complication of diseases.

A. C. Spink was born in Greenwich, New York, June 10, 1840, and was the only son of Robert S. and Julia Spink. He came to Rockford with his parents in 1852, the family settling south of Rockford on a farm. He remained with his parents until his marriage to Miss Anna Rogers, which occurred October 20 1863. For a few years they made their home in Rockford, then for a few years on a farm at Seward.

In 1872 he, with his family, moved to Iowa, settling near Mason City where they resided for about seven years, after which they returned to Rockford to be near his parents in their old age.

Thirty years ago March 1 he came to Davis Junction, where he located on what was known as the Spafford farm, which he afterward purchased. About nine years ago he retired from active work and purchased a cozy residence in this town to enjoy the fruits of years of honest toil and in close proximity of his children. Andrew Spink was respected and esteemed by all; he was of a jovial disposition and always ready to aid and assist others in time of need or trouble. For a number of years he was assessor of Scott Township which brought him a wide acquaintance in this part of Ogle County. His greatest pleasure was in his home circle, surrounded by his family. All reside near here and to mourn his departure, he leaves his wife and six children, Mrs. G. P. Dentler, Mrs. H. E. Fraser, Miss May Spink, Fred Spink and Frank Spink, all of this place, and W. H. Spink of Monroe Center. Onc son, Charles, died eighteen years ago, and a little daughter died in 1866. Nine grandchildren, also of his imediate family and one sister, Mrs. Julia F. Pratt of Rockford. The funeral will be held from the home Saturday, April 19, at 10 o'clock, the party going to Rockford by train at 12 o'clock where interment will be made at Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Meredian Sun Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Holcomb, of which he was an honored member, will have charge. He was also a member of Camp 224, M. W. of A., of this place.

Contributed by Carole Ann Heller

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