JOSEPH S. WINSHIP, in whose passing Rush county lost one of its representative citizens, left a good memory.
As the day, with its morning of hope and promise, its noontide of activity, its evening of complete and successful
efforts, ending in the grateful rest and quiet of the night, so was the life of this honored man. Through the long
years of his residence in this locality he was ever true to every trust reposed in him and his reputation in a
business way was unassailable, so that he left the strong impress of his individuality upon all whom he met. Mr.
Winship was a native son of Indiana, having been born in Boone county on June 22, 1847, and his death occurred
at his home in Richland township on January 11, 1918, he having passed the Psalmist's allotted span of three score
years and ten. He was the son of Jabez and Jane (Milligan) Winship, both of whom also were natives of Indiana and
former residents of Boone county. Later they moved to Rush county and located in Anderson township, where they
spent the remainder of their years. Joseph S. Winship was reared to manhood in Anderson township, receiving his
educational training in the common schools of that community. After leaving school he continued to assist his father
on the home farm, where he remained until his marriage, when he located in Richland township, where he bought 160
acres of land, comprising the farm on which his widow now resides. He later increased his land holdings to 188
acres and here he carried on general farming operations with success and profit during the remainder of his active
years. He made all the improvements on the place, these being of a substantial character, and brought the place
up to a high standard of excellence His attractive and conveniently arranged home is one of the best in this locality.
Mr. Winship's active career was characterized by indefatable industry, persistency and sound business judgment,
and he was numbered among the progressive and enterprising farmers of Richland township. Mr. Winship was married
to Gertrude Hunt, the daughter of Morgan and Sallie C. (Brooks) Hunt. Mrs. Winship was born in Rush county, but
when she was but six months old her parents moved to Franklin county, where she was reared and educated and where
she continued to reside until her marriage. Her parents remained there until the father's death, in 1887, when
the widow moved to New Salem, where she lived until her death, which occurred in 1908. They were the parents of
four children, Gertrude, Elizabeth, Edwin and Clara. Mrs. Winship is a member of the Christian church. Mr. Winship
was a Democrat in his political views, though he was never an aspirant for public office. Mrs. Winship is a lady
of many kindly qualities of character, which have endeared her to all who know her.
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Rush County, IN
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