Saturday, August 22, 2009

John G. Viles of Vinton Dies

John G. Viles was born third child born to Jotham and Mary Ann Viles, on 1 Feb 1853 in Walworth County, Wisconsin.

Vinton, Ia. – John G. Viles, one of the pioneer residents of Vinton, died at his home here Monday. Mr. Viles was 77 years of age and was born in Wisconsin. At the age of nine years he came to Vinton with his parents and had resided here constantly since. He married in 1877 Miss Clara Baker who died 12 years ago. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Clark Hayward, and a grandson, Linford Viles of Victoria, Tex., and a granddaughter, Mrs. Helen Snow, of Cedar Rapids. He also has three great grandchildren. For the last 40 years Mr. Viles had been a carpenter at the College for the Blind here. Since the death of his wife, his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Hayward, have lived with him. Burial will be at Evergreen cemetery.

Waterloo Daily Courier, July 16, 1930

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