James Alexander McQuown obituary

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entered pay Indiana the expended but of the keep the was a payments of the of is RECENT DEATHS .fumes Ale\-im<l<>r ! j | i Ex-County Commissioner James ; Alexander MoQuown, aged C7 years, a well-known resident of Grant, township, died on Thursday. night at 10 o'clock, with Brlght'8 daease. He luid suffered from the malady for several i\>n years, with that marked decline that-"' marks the course of this disease nn- til he became prostrated months pri- or to his death. Believing him to be I" better, his family arranged to spend his 67th anniversary at his home and all were present, including his siir-) | to «p E.\-Coiiuty Commissioner -James Alexander b o by C. viviiig brothers and sisters, but'the Iot night previous he tool; a sudden change. ter the worse, and was uncon- de scions of the presence of his people as vell'.as of the' occasion that brought 1:)ri them together, passing away at the 'time stated. The deceasel was born in Rayne township, September 24th, 1847, and'was a son of William and Margaret Shields McQuown. He received his education in the rural schools and by self application became a citizen recognized tor his in- a telligence and knowledge of social ahd business conditions of the coun- £ try. On February 25, 1864, he enlist- one ' , e'd in Company C, 11th P. V., which regiment was commanded by fighting "Dick" Coulter, of Greensburg. Like all recruits of that time, he was push- ed to the front, and oa May 6, 18 V 64,. the was wounded in the battle of the are Wilderness, which wound gave him I , trouble the balance of his life. After a hospital service of nearly four ' months he re-joined his regiment j n ! September,' 1864, and participated in i the battles of Hatcher's Run, Boyn- ty ton Plank Road and at Appomatox Court House, and participated in the ' ally „ ^..vuuv, U.A4U I/til UlV^HJd LCU III LI1U Grand Review following the close of!' the war. beine- miiataraa nnf /-.F *i,« the war, being" mustered out of service May 31, 1865. 1869, he was married __ ______ _, Shankle, daughter' of Elias and'Aiin Bhankle, and to this union were born the following children: Harry E Adda M., wife of Willis Farnsworth; Martin L., Ernest J., Chas. C., Mur- viving with 16 grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister are living also. They are: Ex-Postmaster W. W McQuown, of Mahaffey; ex-Senator M. L. McQuown, of Clearfield, and Mrs. George Ednviston, of Indiana. Shortly after his marriage, he August 14, to Mary j. ettled where on he hat the hand of ivated well. In the picturesque farm died, which shows industry 1880 he cul- was lected County Commissioner without ven a canvass for the nomination >r election, and served three years. n 1902 he was elected a Justice of he Peace, was twice re-elected and ^as serving at the time of h'is death Je was for 28 years Judge' of the ^lection Board and for 15 years a chool director in his tbwnship. The uneral took place from his residence n Monday, and by his reqpest was rivate, except the G. A. R. post, 'hich turned out'in large numbers or the funeral escort. His home was a love spot for forty-six years, in whictf no discords ever entered. His sufferings were borne with humble' patience and he entered the dark valley without an enemy. He lived and died enjoying a good name—the richest inheritance of man. are for on tal less than of "Bible of the over bo Rov. Pittsburg,

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  1. The Indiana Progress,
  2. 30 Sep 1914, Wed,
  3. Page 11

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