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William McIntyre
News just arrived announcing the death of William McIntyre, of Mt. Vernon, but who was formerly a resident of Scotch Grove. He is to be buried in the Scotch Grove Cemetery tomorrow. The M.E. minister of Mt. Vernon will accompany the remains and preach the funeral sermon. Mr. M was 70 years of age and in failing for several years.

Submitted by: Steve Hanken
Source: Monticello Express, March 7, 1889, Page 4

The funeral sermon for Mr. William McIntyre was preached by Rev. N.B. Chaffee of West Union in the Presbyterian church near cemetery from the text, "they went and told Jesus." Mr. Chaffee had formerly been in charge of the Methodist church here and was requested then to preach Mr. McIntyre's funeral sermon. Mr. M had been a member of the M.E. Church for 27 years. He was born on the red River of the North in 1819 and came with his family and others in 1839. Some of those families settled in Delaware county, most of them here, and some, as did Mr. M, in Jo Davies county, Illinois, opposite Jackson county, on the other side of the Mississippi. He spent several years in California as so many of the neighbors did going overland. Several brothers and sisters have resided in Scotch Grove Township, viz. Hugh, Daniel and Duncan, and his sisters Mrs. Dreibelbis, Mrs. Alex Sutherland. Mr. M leaves a wife and only one child, a daughter, on whose account he rented his farm and went to live in Mt. Vernon, while she attended college there. He left them well provided for. He was a good neighbor and faithful friend and had finished his three score years and ten. He died in the hope of a pleasant resurrection.

Submitted by: Steve Hanken
Source: Monticello Express, March 14, 1889, Page 4

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