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File #: 16-1975    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE MEMORY OF HENRY RAYMOND STINSON
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 3/1/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 3/2/2016 Final action: 3/2/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE MEMORY OF HENRY RAYMOND STINSON WHEREAS, Henry Raymond Stinson was born in Meridian, Mississippi on April 26, 1925 to Homer R. Stinson and Mary Savannah Blackwell Stinson; and WHEREAS, he was the youngest of seven children, three sisters (Pearl, Lillian, and Louise) and three brothers (Leo, Frank, and Homer), all of whom preceded him in death; and WHEREAS, soon after his birth, his family moved to Chicago and Henry Stinson attended Edmond Burke Elementary School and Du Sable High School; and WHEREAS, he enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17 and quickly attained the rank of sergeant; and WHEREAS, Henry Stinson was a proud and outstanding member of the National Council of Meridianites, Inc., a social organization originally made up of individuals born in Meridian, Mississippi, since its inception in 1967; and WHEREAS, Henry Stinson in admiration for his father's spirit for business, followed in his father's footste...
Sponsors: STANLEY MOORE
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE MEMORY OF HENRY RAYMOND STINSON

WHEREAS, Henry Raymond Stinson was born in Meridian, Mississippi on April 26, 1925 to Homer R. Stinson and Mary Savannah Blackwell Stinson; and

WHEREAS, he was the youngest of seven children, three sisters (Pearl, Lillian, and Louise) and three brothers (Leo, Frank, and Homer), all of whom preceded him in death; and

WHEREAS, soon after his birth, his family moved to Chicago and Henry Stinson attended Edmond Burke Elementary School and Du Sable High School; and

WHEREAS, he enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17 and quickly attained the rank of sergeant; and

WHEREAS, Henry Stinson was a proud and outstanding member of the National Council of Meridianites, Inc., a social organization originally made up of individuals born in Meridian, Mississippi, since its inception in 1967; and

WHEREAS, Henry Stinson in admiration for his father's spirit for business, followed in his father's footsteps and established the Royal Answering Service, whose motto was "Where every customer is King" in the 1970s; and

WHEREAS, shortly after beginning his working career in the United States Post Office, he became a Chicago Police Officer; and

WHEREAS, he worked in several police districts and in various units including Neighborhood Relations, Human Relations, and Special Events; and

WHEREAS, he participated in yearly charitable events and organized the annual Chicago Police Picnic; and

WHEREAS, Henry Stinson's strong belief in being an honest individual and police officer endeared him to the local businesses and residents in the areas that he served; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Stinson's service to his community continued even after completing his work day by delivering baskets of food to those individuals less fortunate; and

WHEREAS, his dedication to serving the people of Chicago is well documented by the numerous awards and accommodations bestowed upon him during his...

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