1867–1939

Introduction

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Born: Sep­tem­ber 2, 1867, Mar­tins­burg, Il­li­nois.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 30, 1939, Dall­as, Tex­as.

Buried: Laur­el Land Me­mo­ri­al Park, Dal­las, Tex­as.

Biography

John was the son of Tho­mas Ai­ton and Ma­ry Han­nah Good­in, and hus­band of Ida The­re­sa Kul­len­berg (mar­ried 1894).

He moved to Tex­as Sep­tem­ber 19, 1878, and grew up in Creed­moor.

He ini­tial­ly stu­died me­di­cine, but lat­er moved in­to preach­ing and song writ­ing full time.

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Music

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