Thursday, August 6, 2009

Naomi Isabel White & George Thomas Pinches


Naomi Isabel White Pinches, 1889-1972
  Naomi Isabel White was born 27 September 1889 at What Cheer in Keokuk County, Iowa, daughter of John James and May Elizabeth (Huston) White.
  She moved with her parents at an early age to Jerome, Appanoose County, Iowa, where she attended high school. Naomi entered nurses training at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital and graduated with two other students at the First Annual Commencement of the Hospital on 4 January 1912 held in the Centerville High School Auditorium.
  On 26 June 1913 she was united in marriage in Jerome, Iowa, with George Thomas Pinches who was born 30 September 1878 in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, son of William and Martha (Page) Pinches, and who was an active minister in the Believers Church. Their first year of marriage was spent on a preaching mission in England, Ireland and Wales from which they arrived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 26 September 1914 on board the Scotian from Liverpool, England. They lived in Des Moines (1914-1917) and Centerville (1917-1942) before moving to Pella in 1942.
  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception at the Legion Auditorium in Pella on 22 June 1963 with over 100 close friends of earlier years and of the Pella Gospel Hall congregation. Out-of-town relatives who attended included her aunt and uncle, Jesse and Mae (White) Butler, of Des Moines; her sister and brother-in-law, Daniel and Elsie (White) Moore of Des Moines; and her brother and sister-in-law, Donald R. and Irene (Fox) Moore of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  Her husband spent 63 years spreading the Gospel, traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Britain. During her husband's travels, Naomi carried on at the "home-front" and as a nurse cared for many friends and neighbors. She did accompany her husband on several British trips evidenced by their return to New York on 18 February 1925 aboard the
Aquitania from Southampton, on 29 February 1932 aboard theLancastria from Liverpool, and on 22 February 1938 aboard the Scythia from Liverpool.
  Naomi Pinches passed away 29 February 1972 at the Pella Community Hospital after only two days of serious illness. Funeral services were held Friday, 3 March 1972, at the Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home with Mr. Raymond Routley officiating. Interment was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Pella, Iowa.
  Surviving Mrs. Pinches were several brothers and sisters: Mable, Mrs. Glen A. Norris, of Pella, Iowa; Paul H. White of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Elsie, Mrs. Daniel E. Moore, of Des Moines, Iowa; Lloyd J. White of West Covina, California; and Donald R. White of New Brighton, Minnesota. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, George Thomas Pinches who died 13 December 1969; a brother, John William White, who died in 1958; and a sister, Ruth White, who died in infancy in 1901.
  Mrs. Pinches loved and served her Lord since she was a young girl of 16. Her life was marked by deep devotion to her Lord, family and friends, not as expressed in words but through care of those in physical suffering. Her faithful attention to her husband during his long illness and her Godly life will leave an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew her.

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Gravestone of George T. & Naomi White Pinches
in the Oakland Cemetery, Pella, Iowa
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  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of the above gravestone picture by Sharon Welch of Pella, Iowa, through Find A Grave
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George Thomas Pinches, 1878-1969
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  George Thomas Pinches, a minister, Bible teacher and evangelist, was born 30 September 1878, in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, son of William and Martha (Page) Pinches. He went to Toronto, Canada, in 1903, and made a trip to San Francisco in 1904, arriving in San Francisco on the Senator on 21 April 1904 having departed from Victoria, British Columbia. He then lived for a time in Manitoba before coming to the United States in April 1910 to begin his full-time Christian ministry first in Chicago, Illinois, then Numa, Iowa. He apparently returned to England as he returned to New York on 19 April 1912 on the Mauretania from Liverpool. He spent 63 years spreading the Gospel, traveling throughout the United States, Canada and Britain. His last years of active ministry were spent at the Pella Gospel Chapel in Pella, Iowa.  He married on 26 June 1913 in Jerome, Iowa, Naomi Isabella White, daughter of John and Mary Elizabeth (Huston) White. Their first year of marriage was spent on a preaching mission in England, Ireland and Wales. They lived in Des Moines (1914-1917) and Centerville (1917-1942) before moving to Pella in 1942.
  George Thomas Pinches became a naturalized citizen of the United States of America before the United States Court in Des Moines, Iowa, on 20 May 1918.
  On 12 September 1918 he registered for the draft in Appanoose County, Iowa.
  George and Naomi (White) Pinches celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception at the Legion Auditorium in Pella on 22 June 1963 with over 100 close friends of earlier years and of the Gospel Hall congregation. Guests enjoyed a vocal solo by their pastor when he sang his favorite hymn, "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds."
  On 4 November 1954, the Pella Chronicle reported: "The many friends of Rev. George T. Pinches will be happy to hear that Mr. Pinches is back in the United States after a very blessed and successful six months ministry in England, Scotland, and Wales. He is well known as an evangelist in the British Isles and Canada as well as in the United States. Rev. Pinches is now conducting meetings in New Jersey, New York, and other places but expects to be pack in Pella sometime after the first week in November."
  In 1957, when he returned from a three-month ministry in sixteen cities (including Flint, Valjaraise, London, Toronto, Kingston and Detroit), he noted: "Whether in the United States or Canada amid the mad rush of the world some turned aside to the things that cannot pass away and in which there is not confusion." Rev. Pinches was impressed with the trivial things that seem to occupy the majority. He said a real awaking to realities is most urgent. With this in view, he turned the searchlight on the present and future world movements in a series of nightly addresses on the Book of Revelation at the Gospel Chapel.
  He died 13 December 1969 in the Pella Community Nursing Home where he had been living for three and a half years. He was survived by his wife, Naomi; and a brother Charles of London, Canada. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Phebe and Mary, and three brothers, Charles, John and Arthur.
  His funeral services were held on Monday, 15 December 1969 in the chapel of the Van Dyk-Daven Funeral Home in Pella, Iowa. Officiating for the services were Raymond Routley of Davenport, and James White of Des Moines, friends and associates of Rev. Pinches. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Pella, Marion County, Iowa.
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Sources of Information on
George Thomas Pinches and Naomi Isabel White Pinches
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--1878: George Thomas Pinches [Index of Births Registered in Oct-Nov-Dec Quarter 1878, Page 409] District: Madeley, County: Shropshire, Volume 6a, Page 577. Ancestry.com. England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. 2006. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.
--1881 British Census on FamilySearch.org. Public Records Office Reference: RG11, Piece/Folio: 2641/22, Page Number: 4; Family History Library Film 1341635; Dwelling: Eaton Mascott, Census Place: Berrington, Shropshire, England. William Pinches, Head, Married, Male, 34, Born: Hayton, Hereford, England, Occupation: Railway Platelayer; Martha Pinches, Wife, Married, Female, 30, Born: Barrow, Shropshire, England; William Pinches, Son, Male, 5, Born: Worfield, Shropshire, England; George T. Pinches, Son, Male, 2, Born Wenlock, Shropshire, England; John Pinches, Son, Male, 5 months, Born: Wenlock, Shropshire, England.

--1895 Iowa State Census, Jerome, Appanoose; Roll IA1885_287; Line 12; Family 34.
--1900 U.S. Federal Census, Lincoln, Appanoose, Iowa; Roll T623_416; Page 6A; ED 16.
--1904: Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Passenger List for the Senator arriving San Francisco on 21 April 1904 having departed from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
--1905 Iowa State Census, Lincoln, Appanoose; Roll IA-75; Lines 456-463. John White family.
--1910 U.S. Federal Census, Centerville Ward 2, Appanoose, Iowa, St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital listing includes Naomi White, Nurse.
--1910 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "Four Days' Conference," Waterloo Reporter, 22 November 1910.
--1912 - Program of the First Annual Commencement, 4 January 1912, St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, Centerville, Iowa.
--1912 - The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Passenger List for the Mauretania arriving New York, New York, 19 April 1912, having departed from Liverpool. Manifest Line Number 0014: George Pinches, Age: 28y, Male, Single, Ethnicity: English, Britain, Last Place Lived: Kinghten, England.
--1914: Ancestry.com. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S. 1895-1956 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008. List of Alien Passengers Onboard the Scotian arriving Montreal, Quebec, Canada 26 September 1914 having departed from Liverpool, England.
--1915 Iowa State Census, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Cards No. 692-693.
--1918: World War I Draft Registration, Appanoose County, Iowa, 12 September 1918, Serial Number: 3124, Order Number: 3348; George Thomas Pinches, Numa, Appanoose, Iowa; Born 30 September 1878; Naturalized Citizen; Nearest Relative: Naomi W. Pinches, Numa, Appanoose, Iowa; Medium Weight; Medium Build; Gray Eyes; Black Hair. Page 1 and Page 2.
--1920 U.S. Federal Census, Bellair, Appanoose, Iowa;  Roll T625_477; Page 2A; ED 14. George T. Pinches, 41; Naomi Pinches, 30.

--1920 Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [National Archives Microfilm M1490] [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. George Thomas Pinches, born 30 Sep 1878, Mech Wenlock, England; Residence: Numa, Iowa; Passport Issue Date: 7 Aug 1920; Father's Name: William Pinches, Father's Birth Location: England, Father's Residence: London, Canada. Page 1 and Page 2.


--1921 Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Passenger List of the Cedric arriving 5 March 1921 in New York, New York, having departed Liverpool, England. [Microfilm Roll T715_2932, Page Number 52, Line 30]
--1925 Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Passenger List of the Aquitania arriving 18 February 1925 in New York, New York, having departed Southhampton, England. [Microfilm Roll T715_3609, Page 49, Line 17]
--1929 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. Oakland Tribuneadvertisement of Bethany Gospel Hall for addresses to be given by George T. Pinches of Iowa.
--1932 - Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Passenger List of the Lancastria arriving 29 February 1932 in New York, New York, having departed from Liverpoot, England. [Microfilm Roll T715_5118, Page 106, Lines 5-6.
--1933 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. Oakland Tribune, 4 February 1933. Advertisement of Bethany Gospel Hall for presentations by George T. Pinches of Iowa.
--1934 - Ancestry.com. Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943 [database on-line] Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc. 2006. Passenger List of the Scythia arriving 20 May 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, having departed from Liverpool, Enlgand. [Microfilm Roll: 396]
--1935 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. Oakland Tribune, 30 November 1935. Advertisement of Bethany Gospel Hall for a series of speeches by George T. Pinches.
--1935 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. Oakland Tribune, 14 December 1935. Advertisement of Bethany Gospel Hall for a series of lectures by George T. Pinches of Iowa on the Book of Revelations.
--1938 - Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Passenger List of the Scythia arriving 22 February 1938 in New York, New York, having departed from Liverpool, England. George and Naomi Pinches.
--1947 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "Circuit Riders On 4,000 Mile Tour To Visit Pella," Pella Chronicle, 29 May 1947, page 1.
--1954 - Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Passenger List of the Mauretania arriving 6 October 1954 in New York, New York, having departed from Southampton, England.
--1954 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. Pella Chronicle, 4 November 1954.
--1957 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "George Pinches Plans Addresses on Book of Revelation," Pella Chronicle, 14 November 1957.
--1963 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "Honored on 50th Wedding Day," Pella Chronicle, Pella, Iowa, 25 June 1963, page 1.
--1969 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "Rev. George T. Pinches 1878-1969," an obituary, Pella Chronicle, Pella, Iowa, 24 December 1969, page 4.
--1972 - NewspaperARCHIVE.com. "Mrs. George T. Pinches," an obituary, Pella Chronicle, Pella, Iowa, 15 March 1972, page 17.

--Social Security Death Index, Number: 485-40-7747.

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