Former Evanstonian Dead at 100 Years
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 May 1913, p. 1

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8 May 1913
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Pingree, Rev. John G.
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.04114 Longitude: -87.69006
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Word was received Sunday by Mrs. W. C. Pocklington, 925 Sherman avenue, Evanston, of the death in Dundee, Ill. Saturday evening of Rev. John G. Pingree at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Burnstedt. Rev. Pingree was born in Norway. Me., November 9, 1813. He hoped to see his one hundredth birthday. He entered the ministry in 1838. Served in the Maine conference and was three years a missionary to Liberia, Africa. Upon his return he entered what was then the Wisconsin conference and now the Rock River and went to Evanston to reside. Mrs. Pingree and his only son, Melvin, preceded him. While in Evanston (1863 to 1884), rev. Pingree and family resided at the corner of Church street and Orrington avenue, where the Fowler studio now stands, the First Methodist church standing on the present site of the public library. In 1866 he built a home and crockery store on the present site of Lord's store corner Orrington avenue and Davis street. In 1881 he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Justina Burnstedt, with whom he resided until his death. Except loss of hearing, he remained in remarkable possession of all his faculties. Interment will be at Rose Hill tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.

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Former Evanstonian Dead at 100 Years