The Evening Republican, October 5, 1925, p. 1. John Stoughton, 74, retired farmer and life-long resident of this county, died suddenly Saturday night [October 3, 1925] about 6:30 o’clock at his home in St. Louis Crossing, death resulting from neuralgia of the heart. Funeral services will be held at the Hawpatch Baptist Church tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Burial in Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Stoughton was born and reared in Flatrock township near Clifford, and spent practically all his life in that neighborhood. Throughout his life, until a few years ago when he retired, he had engaged in farming at which he was most successful. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a most highly respected man. He had been in declining health for some time suffering from hardening of the arteries, but was able to be up and about. Saturday he came to Columbus and spent most of the day here, returning to St. Louis Crossing in the late afternoon. After arriving there he spent some time in a store, and later went to his home. He complained to his wife that he was feeling ill and asked her to get a hot water bottle for him. Mrs. Stoughton prepared the bottle and was heating more water when Mr. Stoughton was taken much worse. Neighbors who had lain down but a few minutes when he expired.
Mr. Stoughton is survived by the widow and one daughter, Mrs. McMillen.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman