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1911 Death of Robert A. McClain
Posted by: Janet Price (ID *****1451) Date: February 02, 2003 at 16:09:17
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Surname: McClain
Jamestown Press
Jamestown, Boone County, Indiana
Friday, 14 July 1911
Page 1

DEATH of R.A. M’Clain

Robert McClain a well-known resident of this place, died at 12 p.m. Sunday. Mr. McClain was stricken with paralysis about seventeen weeks ago. Later pneumonia fever developed and caused his death.

He had been employed as a manager of the acteylene light plant at Jamestown. He was a member of the K. of P. and Red Men lodge of this place.

Funeral services were conducted at the home, Tuesday afternoon, by Rev. Newlin, and interment, with Pythian and Red Men honors, at I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Robert A., son of Garrett and Mary A. McClain was born in Johnson Co. Indiana, 5 October 1853, and departed this life after a lingering illness, Sunday, 9 July 1911, aged 57 years, 9 months and 4 days.

He was united in marriage to Maggie E. Brown, 3 November 1875, who died 3 June 1890. To this union was born one son, Alonzo E. McClain, of Indianapolis.

On November 28, 1894 Mr. McClain and Mrs. Rebecca A, Heady were married, since which time he has been a resident of Jamestown. There is one son, Robert Harrold, by this marriage.

There are left to mourn his departure five sisters, his wife two sons and three step children, Miss Jesse Martin, of Lebanon, Mrs. Harry Barringer, and Reuben Heady of this place.

He loved his home and his family, was a devoted father, not only to his own sons, but to his step children as well. The affectionate relations which existed between them was beautiful to see and they weep as for a father indeed.

Mr. McClain was a man of sterling character, upright and fair in his dealings. In the years of his residence here he has made many friends and no enemies.

Many years ago he united with the Christian Church and has tried to live up to the teachings of the Savior, and now enjoys that “blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep”.

Flora designs were presented by the following,- Pillow, family triangle, Venus lodge; Casket boquet, Mr. Ans Mrs. Robert Martin, Mr. And Mrs. Wm. Bilger, Mr. And Mrs. John Reynolds, Mr. And Mrs. John Bilger, and Mr. And Mrs. Will Martin; casket boquet O.N. T. Club of Lebanon; casket- boquet Mr. And Mrs. James Gardner and Mr. And Mrs. P.B. Smith.

* Note from Janet Price: I am posting this obituary for others I am not related to the subject.

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