was born at Windsor Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
, on 27 September 1894. He was the son of John C. Dellinger
and Maria Jane Stine
. John Raymond Dellinger married Pauline (?)
. John Raymond Dellinger died on 11 April 1928 at age 33. He was New Tag Obituary from a 9 May 1928 York Co., Pennsylvania newspaper:
"FIND YORKERS' SON DROWNED IN RIVER
John Raymond Dellinger, Harrisburg, Believed To Have Commited Suicide
MISSING NEARLY MONTH
The Susquehanna river, shortly after 8 o'clock yesterday morning gave up the body of John Raymond Dellinger, 239 South Thirteenth street, Harrisburg, who has been missing from his home since the night of Wednesday, April 11. Dellinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Dellinger, 1600 First avenue, Elmwood, and husband of Mrs. Pauline Dellinger, Harrisburg, was 33 years old.
The body of the man was seem floating along the surface of the river by Paul Cassell, a 17-year-old fisherman, of Marsh Run, near his hom. He told other persons about his discovery and the body was pulled ashore. The coroner, Dr. L.C. Zech, was called, and after an investigation signed that Dellinger came to his death by suicide through drowning.
Left Home April 11
Dr. Zech found that Dellinger left his home on the night of April 11 while suffering from tonsillitis. The next morning his automobile, with lights burning, was found on the New Cumberland side of the Market street bridge. Nothing more was heard of the man until his body was discovered by the youthful fisherman yesterday. Dellinger, as is understood, left his home after he explained that he 'couldn't sleep.'
Dellinger was a printer by trade and was employed, just before his disappearance from home, at the McFarland Printing company at Harrisburg. He worked at several other places at his trade, and it was while he was employed at the Curtis Publishing company in Philadelphia that he became acquainted with the woman he later married.
Bruises On Body
Numerous bruises about the head and face of the man were explained by Coroner Zech as resulting from the body striking locks in the river. The body was badly decomposed. It was removed to the Hoff undertaking parlor in New Cumberland until Dr. Zech completed his investigation. The body was later removed to the A.P. Koller undertaking establishment, West York.
Besides the parents and the widow, a daughter, Miss Ethel Dellinger, Harrisburg; a sister, Miss Grace Dellinger, 1600 First avenue, Elmwood, and a brother Oliver Dellinger, 214 Chestnut street, survive him. Funeral arrangements have not been completed."
On 9 May 1928 at York Co., Pennsylvania
. He was buried on 10 May 1928 at Mt. Rose Cemetery, Springgarden Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania
; Funeral notice from a 11 May 1928 York Co., Pennsylvania newspaper:
"John R. Dellinger
The body of John R. Dellinger, which was found in the Susquehanna river last Tuesday morning, was buried yesterday afternoon in Mt. Rose cemetery after brief services at the funeral parlor of Undertaker A.F. Koller, 1415 West Market street, conducted by Rev. C.C. Miller, pastor of the Fourth United Brethren church. The services were private, only members of the immediate family being present."